PICTURE: Singapore’s Changi airport to build new taxiways

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced that Changi airport will have new taxiways built, as it seeks to accommodate long-term air traffic growth and maintain its status as a leading international air hub.

An illustrated document from CAAS shows that new taxiways connecting the existing Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and runway 02L/20R (Runway 1) will be built, around runway 02C/20C (Runway 2).

Development of the new taxiways will require land now occupied by a golf course to be re-developed.

The illustration also shows a "crossfield taxiway" that will link Changi's existing taxiways to Changi's planned third runway, which is now used by Singapore's air force for fighter operations. This runway needs to be extended from 2,750m (9,020ft) to 4,000m.

Development of the new crossfield taxiway and Changi's planned fifth terminal will require the removal of the Changi Coastal Road, which runs parallel to the second runway.

The new taxiways will allow a three-runway system to be implemented at Changi around 2020.

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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore