Action plan to prevent runway excursions

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The International Air Transport Association has joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organisations in developing a European action plan for the prevention of runway excursions.

The goal is to reduce the occurrence of one of the most common types of air accidents by providing operational and system recommendations to aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, airports, and regulatory authorities.

“This action plan is the latest element in our global effort, complementing the Runway Excursion Risk Reduction (RERR) toolkit which was revised in 2011. Together they build a common awareness of the issue among the key players. And that will allow us to continue to reduce the risks and the occurrences,” said Guenther Matschnigg, IATA’s senior vice president for safety, operations and infrastructure.

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