Over the years, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has been at the forefront of implementing various innovations to enhance the passenger experience, improve efficiency and promote sustainability. There is now a new addition to the current taxiway P, Taxiway Z, that reduces carbon emissions and taxi time.
About The New Taxiway Z
The new taxiway called, Taxiway Z is introduced to significantly cut the taxi time. This, in turn, will benefit both, the airlines and the passengers. The unique idea behind Taxiway Z was the brainchild of the team at CSMIA. It has been given all essential permissions by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
With this, Taxiway Z makes CSMIA the first airport in Asia to offer this amenity. This helps in enabling the interchangeability of the taxiway and parking stand. Additionally, this novel strategy is anticipated to significantly increase on-time performance which will be advantageous to airlines as well as passengers.
This also makes a mark for a sustainable move since it permits a significant reduction in the overall taxi time following landing and lowers the carbon footprint, supporting CSMIA’s commitment to sustainability. Taxiway Z is also fully operational.
The airport has undergone significant upgrades and expansions to accommodate the increasing passenger traffic. The airport has taken several steps to promote sustainability and reduce its environmental impact. It has implemented energy-efficient measures such as LED lighting, solar power generation, waste management programs and the use of electric vehicles for ground transportation.
How Does A Taxiway Help With Passenger Travel?
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Taxiways are vital components of an airport’s infrastructure, providing designated paths for aircraft to taxi safely and reach their destinations. They are typically wide enough to allow aeroplanes to manoeuvre safely. Moreover, they are marked with painted lines and lights to provide clear guidance to pilots.
Taxiways contribute to the overall efficiency of an airport by facilitating the movement of aircraft. They even help in minimising delays in ground operations. Proper planning and design of taxiways ensure the safe and efficient movement of aircraft on the ground.
CSMIA continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of travellers by promoting sustainability and providing a range of passenger-centric services.
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