can anyone explain to me what "no shoulders along taxiways" means? I know what shoulder markings are, but I don't know how to translate them.

Are there German people? :) Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Aviation.SE! The taxiway shoulder markings are placed beyond the taxiway borders to mark unusuable parts of the taxiway. In German you could call it „Rollweg-Randstreifen“. Do you have reference which airport this NOTAM Came from? $\endgroup$
    – pcfreakxx
    Jan 22, 2019 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Oh "Rollweg-Randstreifen" sounds good! Here is the full NOTAM: Taxiway A closed for all operations, work in progress on shoulders along edges of RWY; WEF 1 APR until 26... $\endgroup$
    – epus
    Jan 22, 2019 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ @pcfreakxx I googled it. The actual text might be from students.radiocheck.at/uebersetzungstexte.pdf The document is an exercise book for translating phrases used in radio communications. And the very same document includes this German translation: "Rollweg A für jeden Betrieb gesperrt, Arbeiten auf den Schultern entlang der Pistenränder im Gange; mit Wirkung vom 1. April bis 26. April." Indeed, "shoulder" is "Schulter" in German and the "Straßenschulter" (street shoulder) is the area beneath a paved road. $\endgroup$
    – PerlDuck
    Aug 1, 2019 at 12:04

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The NOTAM you copy doesn't mention taxiway shoulders anywhere. It says there is work going on on the shoulders of the runway and apron, and that a taxiway is closed.

As to taxiways not having shoulders, quite possible. The hard shoulder is the area outside the marked road surface, this can sometimes be extremely narrow.


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