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Zurich airport is divided into two sections by an active runway. This centrally located runway has to be crossed by most of the arriving and departing aircraft. With the ‘Rerouting runway 28’ project, aircraft will use a new taxiway east of the runway, thereby considerably reducing the number of crossings to further increase safety. But can this new taxiway be operated smoothly? And how can operational procedures be optimised to the fullest extent? To investigate these questions, Zurich airport commissioned the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) to carry out a feasibility study. As part of the study, air traffic controllers from Zurich virtually tested the new taxiway in November and December 2016 at DLR. Continue reading →