A New Approach to Runway Safety

In Finland, a unique approach to runway safety has been implemented that brings together all stakeholders (civilian and military pilots, air traffic control and maintenance personnel, airport operators, and airport designers) in a runway safety awareness campaign. This article discusses how Finavia, the organization behind this effort, has been able to conduct the campaign via the implementation of the “Human Factor thinking model.” The model emphasizes that dangerous situations leading to accidents are avoidable through correct human actions being executed at the time. Some examples of correct human actions include minimizing operations in aircraft cockpits to improve both awareness and observation of the cockpit environment as far as possible; taxiing pilots taking extra time when the thought of where the aircraft is or where it is going experiences even the slightest doubt. The article also discusses peak load situations and their effect on runway safety.


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  • Accession Number: 01052290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2007 7:25AM