2012 – European Action Plan Prevention Runway Excursions

 EUROCONTROL issued on 23 January 2013 its
“European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions”

Aimed at all European airport and aircraft operators, the Plan reflects the combined efforts of organisations from all areas of runway operations, and their commitment to prevent runway excursions using all practicable means available, ranging from the design of the aircraft to airspace, procedures and technologies.

Central to the Plan’s recommendations is the uniform and consistent application of ICAO provisions. Whilst technology is undoubtedly part of the solution, training on unfamiliar situations that may lead to runway excursions is key to their prevention.  All organisations conducting runway operations are being invited to review and prioritise the Plan’s proposed recommendations.