b'28 DFWRUNWAYSAnother End-Around Taxiway Yields Many Benefits at Dallas Fort Worth Intl BY JODI RICHARDS Dallas Fort Worth Internationalcomplete, 23,910 aircraft taxied via the Airport (DFW) completed itsnortheast end-around, saving an estimated Northeast End-Around Taxiway112,316 minutes of departure delays. Project in May, making it the only U.S.That, in turn, resulted in a decrease of airport with an end-around taxiway at bothmore than 6,000 kilograms of nitrogen ends of a runway. The recently completedoxides and nearly 4.4 million kilograms of project was the last component of DFWscarbon dioxide. The reduction of emissions three-phase Northeast End-around Taxiwaywill help DFW reach its goal of being Program, which started in 2018 and costcarbon neutral by 2030. a total of $46 million.Its good for our airline partners, good Designed to enhancefor passengers, saves time, money and safety and efficiency FACTS&FIGURESon the busy airfield,gives a better customer experience, Gahm summarizes.Project: End-Around Taxiwaya significant portion Location: Dallas Fort Worth Intl Airport of the programAccording to FAA, end-around was funded by thetaxiways improve the efficiency of runway Cost: $46 million (all 3 phases) U.S. Department ofLISA GAHM operations by providing a safe means Funding: U.S. Dept. of Transportation Transportation. Lisaof aircraft movement from one side of a Timeline: 2018-May 2022 Gahm, vice president of Operations at DFW,runway to the other. They allow critical Engineer: Jacobs Engineering notes that it will also reduce aircraft taxiaircraft to taxi around a runway end Construction: Austin Bridge & Road times, resulting in environmental benefitsduring departure operations and cross and increased passenger satisfaction.the extended runway centerline without Visual Screen: Blast Deflectors Inc. specific clearance from Air Traffic Control. Underdrain Piping: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Overall, safety is our No. 1 goal, butThe design of an end-around taxiway Key Benefits: Enhance airfield safety & efficiency;we also have a goal of an optimized andconsiders parameters unique to each reduced taxi times, resulting in environmental benefits efficient airfield, Gahm stresses. By Julyairport and runway. & higher passenger satisfaction 2022, just months after the project was November | December 2022AirportImprovement.com'