WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2017) — The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold a two-day forum starting Tuesday to raise awareness of the increase in runway incursions in the U.S., and, the need to effectively reverse the trend.
The “Runway Incursion Safety Issues, Prevention, and Mitigation” forum will bring together aviation safety experts from the aviation industry including representatives from Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, AOPA, the Air Line Pilots Association and United Airlines. Participating government agencies include the FAA, NASA and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The full agenda and list of forum participants is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xRMSy.
The number of Runway incursions – defined in general as the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on a runway – has increased since 2011, while the level of airport operations has remained constant.
During the two-day forum participants will explore mitigation and prevention strategies for runway incursions during four panel discussions: Runway Incursion Statistics and Trends; Air Traffic Control; Aircraft Operations; and Airports. A roundtable discussion will conclude the forum.
What: NTSB Forum: Runway Incursion Safety Issues, Prevention, and Mitigation.
Who: NTSB Board Member Christopher A. Hart, Forum chairperson, and panelists.
When: Sept. 19 and 20, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (EDT).
Where: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20594.
The meeting is open to the public and the media. Those unable to attend the forum in person may watch via live webcast at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/.