THE STUBBORN KILLER : RUNWAY INCURSION ACCIDENTS REMAIN A PERSISTENT PROBLEM

This article looks at the issue of runway incursion accidents and how although the number of incidents declined in the U.S. by 17% from 2001 to 2002, runway incursions still rank high on safety priority lists. In the U.S., an average of one runway incursion incident occurs daily, while European airports report one per week. Data suggest that human factors are highly involved, with pilot complacency ranking higher than weather problems. Efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Runway Safety have lead to workshops and symposiums, resulting in the 2002-4 Blueprint which features eight strategies. These focus on areas such increasing safety awareness, improving runway safety data collection, improving surface communications and situational awareness, and implementing site- specific runway safety solutions. Advances in hardware and software technologies, with added radar detectors and warning systems such as the Runway Awareness Advisory System (RASS), are helping to reduce accidents.

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    • Page range: pp 38, 41-42
  • Corporate Authors:

    Penton Media

    1300 E 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114-1503
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, G
  • Publication Date: 2003-9

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  • English

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00965057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM