SAFETY RAMPS UP

The Airport Operations Safety Panel (AOSP) in the USA has identified airport ramp operations as a threat to safety. AOSP is recommending that the airport industry should set minimum standards for ramp operations, work with the FAA to develop regulations that would require airports to install a runway incursion programme, and adopt an industry-wide fuel facility design standard. The Flight Safety Foundation found that nearly 14 of every 100 ramp workers are injured yearly. Human/operator error is the primary cause in 92% of accidents involving ramp damage to aircraft or terminals. These are often caused by inadequate training and supervision, exacerbated by a high turnover in personnel and low wages. Ramp congestion is expected to increase and surface manoeuvrability to decrease.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • FIORINO, F
  • Publication Date: 2004-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00988388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM