Congestion on airport runways is a major safety concern. The nationAis aviation system is expected to grow and become more crowded in the coming years, exacerbating concerns about ground safety issues, including runway incursions, which occur when aircraft enter runways without authorization. This statement addresses: (1) recent trends in runway incursions; (2) steps taken to improve runway safety; and (3) what more could be done. Work on this report included surveying experts on the causes of runway incidents and accidents and the effectiveness of measures to address them, reviewing safety data, and interviewing agency and industry officials. Includes info. on recent incursions and actions taken since Nov. 2007. Charts and tables.We reported that the control tower at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reported the most problems with false alerts and that the control tower at Seattle- Tacoma International Airport reported the most problems with false targets.
|Title||:||Aviation Safety: FAA Has Increased Efforts to Address Runway Incursions|
|Author||:||Gerald L. Dillingham|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-03-01|