RAMP ACCIDENTS--THE $140M WASTE

Ramp accidents account for the $140 million wasted each year on collisions involving service vehicles, aircraft, and fixed objects. Without designated vehicle routes, pedestrian paths, and specifically marked equipment parking spots it becomes impossible to maintain a safe ramp operation. Airline preventative action, it is noted, should include the following: Examining ramps equipment for serviceability and safe design; explicit procedures published for all ramp operations; all equipment operators should be re-tained, qualified and licensed. To prevent damage to aircraft, many airlines have adopted distance requirements for vehicles in their vicinity. With respect to hazardous materials, it is essential to establish a formal hazardous materials control program. The major thrust of this program must be training for hazardous material handling. An airline's effort to insure compatibility between airport facilities and its own flight operations is described. The major concern was with the ways in which specific operational deficiencies could be detected and monitored objectively and continuouly.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: p. 34-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airports International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM