Is there a system for naming taxiways?
I've noticed that Taxiways that parallel runways are A and B unless there is more than one runway and or the runways aren't parallel. It would help in remembering the names if there is a system. Thanks.
I'm sure there's a system somewhere, and I think it's something like this: All taxiways are named A, B, so forth, and 'exits' from the taxiway (either to other taxiways, parking, runways etc) are numbered on top of that, so A1, A2, etc. The difference between taxiway and 'exit' can get blurry sometimes though, there's an airport in Italy which had a runway incursion disaster a couple of years back, if I recall correctly, all the taxiways are called R+number, which would imply there's only one taxiway (R), and all the others (which go around the entire airport) are just exits to and from that taxiway. At Frankfurt Hahn (not Frankfurt Main, which is the big one and have a normal naming scheme, Hahn is a smaller one, way off in the west, frequented by RyanAir) in Germany, all exits have their own letters, there's a big taxiway A along the entire length of the runway, exits are labeled C, D, E, F, G, and M. There are also two exits on the displaced threshold for runway 3 called B1 and B2, but there's no B, so here they must've figured "they are so close to each other let's give 'em the same letter".
Don't know if I helped much, and I'm sure someone has a documented naming scheme somwhere, but that's how I think of it anyway.