MIAA opens new rapid exit taxiways
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) opened on Monday the P309 million new rapid exit taxiways at the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

The two new rapid exit taxiways are expected to shorten aircraft spacing requirements for air traffic control and improve runway occupancy time, according to MIAA.

“They shall provide quicker exit for aircraft going to the taxiway and pave the way for quicker release of flights taking-off,” the agency said.

NAIA now has four high speed exits that commercial airlines can use.

MIAA said the new rapid taxiways were designed with concrete pavement and asphalt shoulder, with a design life of 20 years.

The cost of the project is P309 million which includes civil and electrical works.

 “The construction of the East and West Rapid Exit Taxiways were carried out simultaneously and was undertaken with NAIA remaining operational and causing no interruption or danger to airport operations,” MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said.

MIAA said the project entailed design parameters based on the Aerodrome Design Manual of the International Civil Aviation Organization, with the thickness for the pavement structures of the new exit taxiways designed based on the requirements for the characteristics of large new aircraft.

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