Airport Technology - Noah Bovenizer

27 March 2024

The airport is hoping the project will help to reduce emissions by limiting the use of go arounds.

London Gatwick airport, the second busiest in the UK, has completed construction of a new Rapid Exit Taxiway (RET) aiming to reduce delays by providing an easier exit point for pilots. 

The RET, which began construction in 2020 before a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, will allow pilots who land just beyond the airport runway’s first exit to leave the runway earlier, avoiding the additional time needed to drive to the second taxiway exit. 

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