A way to prevent runwayincursions in the future is to have all runway incursions reported so that theycan be analyzed.
It is possible to minimize runway incursions; however, itrequires everyone within the airport to communicate and be aware of everythingthat is going on around them. Conclusion The runway safetymanagement measures runway incursions while finding the factors that lead torunway collisions and taking the actions that reduce these risks (FAA, 2003). Thechallenges that the safety management has within modifying incursions are reducingseverity, number and rate of runway incursions (FAA, 2003). Some examples thatadd to the safety management challenges are: “bad weather, low visibility,construction, airport unfamiliarity, time of day, distractions, fatigue, andmiscommunications with ATC” (Runway Incursion Avoidance, 2012).SafetyManagement Challenges Another issue withinrunway incursions are airport surface environments. An airport surface environmentusually consists of markings, lighting and signage that can be very complex (Rodrigues& Cusick, 2011). Certain weather conditions could also decrease a pilot’sor ATC’s visibility of the airport surface. When an accident happensin aviation, one looks at the small things that may have caused the accident, sothat the industry can potentially prevent future accidents.
To prevent runwayincursions, we must look at the issues that are related to runway incursions. Oneissue is miscommunication. Miscommunicating could be pilots misinterpretingwhat the ATC has said or the ATC giving the pilot the wrong directions becausethey momentarily forgot something. Employees can also be misinformed on wherethey should be at and end up on the wrong runway.
IssuesRelated to Runway IncursionsA Runway Incursion is “any occurrence at an aerodrome involving theincorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of asurface designated for landing and take off of aircraft”, according to the FAA(Federal Aviation Administration, 2017). Since safety is the number onepriority in the aircraft industry, the National Transportation Safety Board(NTSB) has put improving runway safety on the “Most Wanted TransportationSafety Improvements” for the last two decades (Rodrigues & Cusick, 2012). Thepurpose of this study is to describe the issues within runway incursions and toaddress the challenges safety management has within modifying incursions.