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How do planes on taxiway get back to terminal after an accident?

A runway may be technically closed, but in an emergency some of it may still be passable for taxi traffic under ATC control. For example at Haneda: Source:Wikimedia Commons Runway 34R/16L at Haneda ...
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What are the separation requirements on the ground?

Except in relation to active runways, the FAA defines no specific minimum separation between aircraft operating on the ground. JO 7110.65 paragraph 2–1–1 states that "the primary purpose of the ...
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Is it common for aircraft tugs to work from under the aircraft?

I worked, as a pilot on the 747, for CPAir, and that was a common method used to push us back. We drove into the gate under our own power.
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Any FAA or other regulations prohibiting taxiing between parked aircraft?

This operation may be governed by 14 CFR 91.111: (a) No person may operate an aircraft so close to another aircraft as to create a collision hazard. The question is whether taxiing an aircraft under ...
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Why are the symbols of the markings on the ground given differently on two different charts of the same AIP?

Either symbol is appropriate: It's hard to know why two depictions of the same thing are shown differently, I suspect it has something to do differing departments/processes used to create the content....
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How can a surface created with asphalt be considered "Rigid" and not "Flexible"? Isn't concrete that is rigid and asphalt that is flexible?

I would change that definition as "Asphalt is usually a flexible surface, Concrete is usually a rigid surface". I do not have specific knowledge of that airport, but it may be that the ...
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How can a surface created with asphalt be considered "Rigid" and not "Flexible"? Isn't concrete that is rigid and asphalt that is flexible?

It is possible that either the surface type or PCN classification for this particular apron is either incorrect or out of date. While this is not the usual thing that you would first suspect when ...
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What is a representative electricity consumption for a medium-/long-haul airliner when stationary?

This is from memory from a few years ago. When I was working ground for 767 aircraft the ground power units were typically supplying around 50amps 115v(3phase as I recall) although they would, of ...
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