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IFALPA: Increased risk of runway incursion at LAX
28 November 2006

The Los Angeles International Airport is taking steps to mitigate the risk of runway incursions with the construction of a new parallel taxiway between the 07/25 pair. The new taxiway will mean that the high speed exits from runway 07R/25L will no longer lead directly on to runway 07L/25R. The construction of the taxiway will require major works which besides building the taxiway itself will require runway 07R/25L and its associated lighting and navaids to be moved some 16.7m (55ft) to the south. As a result, for the period of construction the airport will be effectively a