Monday, April 08, 2019

Straightened taxiway will ease operations

Chennai: In three months, flights will be able to reach the Guindy-end of the main runway quicker for take off as Airports Authority of India (AAI) will complete straightening of a taxiway. This will benefit flights that land from the Pallavaram-end of the runway to reach the terminals.
The taxiway, which has a bend, runs parallel to the old airport building which was being used as cargo area and connects the terminal with the Guindy-end of the main runway.
The curve at the taxiway slowed down planes and caused congestion and fuel burn on ground especially during peak hours.
The work was scheduled for completion last month. A senior AAI official said work was going on fast. “It will be ready by the end of July or early August,” he said. Work is being done under phase two of the expansion in which the airport is also building taxiways.
08/04/19 Times of India

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