Runway Safety - Articles and news items
Airport news • 22 August 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport a perfect score in its annual airfield safety inspection.
Airport news • 20 July 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed new standards to improve safety at U.S. airports and improve runway conditions during inclement weather.
Issue 3 2016 • 24 May 2016 • Anastasios Anagnostopoulos, Head of Wildlife and Landscaping in the Environmental Services Department at Athens International Airport S.A.
Anastasios Anagnostopoulos, Head of Wildlife and Landscaping in the Environmental Services Department at Athens International Airport S.A., explains how birdstrikes and wildlife hazard control can be integrated into an airport’s safety management system...
Airport news • 14 October 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
New Zealand’s air navigation service provider Airways has announced plans for a $2.4 million project to enhance airfield safety in eight Pacific countries.
Issue 5 2015 • 28 September 2015 • Bo Redeborn, Independent Aviation Consultant
Wake turbulence behind aircraft has always been an issue. Approximately 50 years ago, when bigger aircraft became part of normal operations, ICAO developed provisions for how to address this risk. The solution was to allocate all aircraft based on MTOW into three categories – light, medium and heavy – and defining the additional separations required to avoid wake encounters. Independent Aviation Consultant and International Airport Review Editorial Board Member, Bo Redeborn, explores further...
Airport news • 22 September 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
Eight U.S. airports will receive $11 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds towards risks associated with runway incursions.
Airport news • 15 July 2015 • Waterblasting Technologies
Every time an airplane lands, it deposits about a pound to a pound and a half of rubber on the runway. When the rubber accumulates it doesn’t just make black marks on the surface, it begins to reduce the friction needed for safe aircraft landings...
Airport news • 4 June 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the implementation of a new runway safety initiative known as Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) at US airports.
Issue 3 2015 • 2 June 2015 • Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan and Sunghwan Kim of Iowa State University
In light of several incidents of runway cracking and blowup in the last few years, Halil Ceylan, Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan and Sunghwan Kim of Iowa State University’s Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER) review ‘smart’ technologies that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of surface monitoring...
Issue 6 2013 • 19 December 2013 • Seong-Kag Hong, Vice President, Aerodrome Division at Incheon International Airport Corporation.
Incheon International Airport uses an automated airport obstacle control system to maintain a safe airfield. Seong-Kag Hong, Vice President for Incheon’s Aerodrome Division provides an overview of the system...
Xsight Systems was ranked number 2 of ten by the U.S. business magazine 'Fast Company'...
Issue 1 2012 • 7 February 2012 • Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review
The issue of aviation safety has always produced comment, debate and input on a political global scale. Legislation is drawn up and adhered to although further harmonisation is required across the world for standards to become effective. This topic, as well as numerous other subjects were talked about and recently dissected at the Marriot Hotel in Brussels on the 22 and 23 of November 2011.Zarrko Sivcev, Advisor to COO at EUROCONTROL began proceedings by present - ing the organisation’s involvement in previous crisis situations such as the Balkans in 1999 and more recently the volcanic ash cloud that originated in Iceland and grounded planes across most of Europe. Sivcev was keen to stress the importance of efficient communication as well as garnering political support. Ultimately, it seems that being prepared for the worse case scenario is paramount, which can be achieved through the close relationship with the key airport operational departments.
Airport news • 13 October 2010 • FAA
The number of serious runway incursions at US airports dropped 50 percent from 2009, the second consecutive year that the number of serious incursions was cut in half.
Airport news • 31 August 2010 • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The FAA has marked the completion of $14.5m in runway projects funded by the ARRA that will ensure continued safety for flights at SFO.