General airport - Part 4. 2013

Published on: 2021-05-15
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Updated on: 2021-04-17
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Kraków 2013-12-14

Airports in general.

Airbus A-321 during the rollout. 2020 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Airbus A-321 during the rollout. 2020 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Taxiway strip.

The taxiway strip is the area where the taxiway is the main element. The taxiway strip is always wider than the taxiway itself and significantly exceeds the wingspan of the taxiing on it. Throughout its width and length, there must be no obstacles that might damage the airplane. A good example is the Boeing B-52 bomber, which has a bicycle-type landing gear complemented by a landing gear supporting the wings. This extreme landing gear often runs on grass, off the taxiway, but the entire airplane is within a taxiway strip with no terrain obstructions.

The principle of marking on DK is that all signs are painted with yellow paint. If it turns out that the yellow mark does not contrast sufficiently with the background, it should be outlined with a black line. This is the rule, but there are exceptions.

The center of the taxiway is marked with a solid yellow line. The line is painted in such a way that at the curves and intersections the front wheel (s) of the plane roll on it, the main landing gear wheels will certainly not run off the surface of the taxiway. You can't cut corners here.

Basic signs on taxiways. 2009 year. The work by Karol Placha Hetman
Basic signs on taxiways. 2009 year. The work by Karol Placha Hetman

Written by Karol Placha Hetman