San Francisco International Airport runway incursion

May 21, 2008 - 4:30am

Although the media and Congress continue to wring their collective hands over the rising number of reported runway incursions, the FAA is claiming that the severity of these incursions has remained relatively low and stable over the past four years.

February 8, 2008 - 9:49am

In a draft Advisory Circular (AC 150/5210-10) covering ground vehicle operations on airports, the FAA reiterated its new definition of runway incursion to help spread the word that the definition changed last year.

February 8, 2008 - 9:49am

In a draft Advisory Circular (AC 150/5210-10) covering ground vehicle operations on airports, the FAA reiterated its new definition of runway incursion to help spread the word that the definition changed last year.

February 5, 2008 - 11:57am

A system of in-pavement stoplights, designed to prevent runway incursions, has received endorsement from Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel. Known as runway status lights (RWSL), the system has been under test at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) since 2003 and at San Diego International Airport since 2005.

February 5, 2008 - 11:57am

A system of in-pavement stoplights, designed to prevent runway incursions, has received endorsement from Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel. Known as runway status lights (RWSL), the system has been under test at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) since 2003 and at San Diego International Airport since 2005.

February 5, 2008 - 5:24am

While the FAA has made progress in reducing operational errors and runway incursions, Transportation Department inspector general Kenneth Mead warned the agency last month that the number of these incidents is still too high considering the potentially catastrophic results of a midair collision or a runway accident.

February 5, 2008 - 5:24am

While the FAA has made progress in reducing operational errors and runway incursions, Transportation Department inspector general Kenneth Mead warned the agency last month that the number of these incidents is still too high considering the potentially catastrophic results of a midair collision or a runway accident.

November 27, 2007 - 6:12am

The FAA said last month that it exceeded its goal for reducing the “most serious” runway incursions by 25 percent in FY07, which ended September 30. According to the agency, there were 24 serious runway incursions this past year out of more than 61 million operations, or one for every 2.545 million operations, exceeding the agency’s goal of no more than one incursion for every two million surface movements.

November 6, 2007 - 3:15am

To bring the U.S. in line with the international definitions of runway incursions, the FAA has adopted the ICAO standards, effective immediately. The biggest difference between the two definitions is that ICAO defines a runway incursion as any unauthorized intrusion onto a runway, regardless of whether an aircraft presents a potential conflict.

November 1, 2007 - 12:30pm

The FAA said yesterday that it exceeded its goal for reducing the 'most serious' runway incursions by 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2007, which ended September 30. According to the agency, there were 24 serious runway incursions this past year out of more than 61 million operations, or one for every 2.545 million operations, exceeding the agency's goal of no more than one incursion for every two million surface movements.

 
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