Runway incursions will be the topic of discussion during an NTSB forum scheduled for September 19 and 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT), at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The forum, titled “Runway Incursion Safety Issues, Prevention, and Mitigation,” will focus attention on and raise awareness of runway incursion safety issues, promote and facilitate dialogue among government and industry officials to better define the issues, and determine how to effectively address these issues to improve safety.
“The worst accident in aviation history was a runway incursion and collision at Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, on March 27, 1977,” said Member Christopher Hart, who will preside over the forum. “After declining for several years, the most severe incursions have been on the rise since 2011, despite several interventions. Our challenge is to understand the problem better and get the numbers moving down again.”
The 2-day forum will be structured as a series of panels in which invited experts from federal agencies, airlines, and industry associations will make presentations on relevant topics. After each presentation, a question-and-answer period between the NTSB and the panelists will further explore the information discussed. The topics for the panel discussions will be runway incursion statistics and trends, air traffic control, operations, and airports. In addition, the NTSB will host a roundtable discussion at the end of the second day. All panelists will be invited to participate in the roundtable discussion. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to submit questions to the participants, and those watching the roundtable discussion remotely will be able to submit questions via a dedicated e-mail address.
Representatives from the aviation industry are invited to display current and planned technologies and research to aid in the prevention and/or mitigation of runway incursions. Display space will be limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizations interested in display space during the forum should make their requests via this link no later than September 5, 2017.
Comments/questions may be addressed to RIForum@ntsb.gov
The NTSB will hold the forum in its Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The forum will be open to the public. The forum will also be accessible via live webcast at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
September 19 and 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (EDT)
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC.
The forum will also be accessible via live webcast at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.
Opening Remarks - The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, NTSB
Panel 1: Runway Incursion Statistics & Trends
Panel 2: Air Traffic Control
Panel 3: Aircraft Operations
Panel 4: Airports
Closing Remarks - The Honorable Christopher A. Hart, NTSB
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