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A path for aircraft in an airport that is part of the aircraft parking area or apron Edit or translate this description.
Group: Aeroways
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should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in usePage for proposal


The tag aeroway=taxilane is sometimes used to mark the paths used by aircraft in an airport that are part of the aircraft parking area or apron, instead of the more common tag aeroway=taxiway, which is also used for the paths airplanes take between the parking area (apron) and the runway.

At most airports aeroway=taxiway is also used within apron areas, however.

Also see aeroway=parking_position

Another uncommon alternative is aeroway=taxiway + taxiway=apron or taxiway=lane

Created by the proposal:

The apron of an airport consists of two parts, which are divided by the "responsibility border". That border is sometimes marked as red line on the apron. Most of the vehicles are not allowed to cross that line for safety reasons.

The two parts are:

  • 1) area where the airport is responsible, like the airplane parking area and near the airport gates. This is were taxilanes are found
  • 2) area where the air traffic control takes responsibility, near the runways. These are where official taxiways are found.