Accession Number : ADA098178
Title : High Speed Exit Taxiways.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Report Date : Feb 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : The 'high speed' runway exit, also known as angled exit, is an airport/airside design feature which can make an important contribution to increasing capacity of the national air transportation system. The present standard angle exit offers a safe and clear reduction in landing time on the runway. However, except in a very few instances, this potential is not realized. Low utilization of high speed exits, although not conclusively shown, appears to be the results of operational use only where and when need exists to expedite runway clearance. Underutilization also appears to be motivated by desire to avoid any unnecessary risk or passenger discomfort. Realization of the capacity improvement potential of high speed exits is controlled by the character of the approach control system and the oeprating procedures currently used by pilots and controllers. Both the average and scatter of current interarrival intervals are sufficiently large to prevent any further benefits from reduced runway time. (Author)
Descriptors : *TAXIWAYS , GROUND LEVEL , HIGH VELOCITY , MANEUVERS , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , RUNWAYS , EXITS
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Terminal Flight Facilities
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE