Louisville, KY (Nov. 6, 2013) – The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has announced that the $8.1 million extension of Taxiway Echo along the east side of the Louisville International Airport is now complete and has been put into service.
The 2,089 linear-foot extension enables aircraft from the fixed-base operator, the corporate aircraft campus and the Kentucky Air National Guard to remain on the east side of Runway 17R-35R (the East Parallel Runway).
The extension to Taxiway Echo not only helps to conserve fuel, but also enhances airfield safety by virtually eliminating the need for aircraft to cross an active runway prior to departure. In addition, airfield capacity Air Traffic Control efficiencies are enhanced.
The project was funded from a $7.4 million Federal Aviation Administration entitlement grant along with $600,000 in local matching funds from the Airport Authority.