Analysis of UK and world wide data has identified runway incursions and runway excursions as significant issues to
Both runway incursions and runway excursions have many causal or contributing factors and reducing the risk involves
a concerted effort from the aviation industry. Airlines, Air Navigation Service Providers, Aerodromes and Regulators
can all play a part in helping to reduce the risks that contribute to an accident.
The CAA Safety Plan summarises the approach we and our industry partners are collectively taking to address both
these important safety issues. The plan focuses on a proactive approach to safety and is outcome focused with greater
emphasis on measurable improvements to safety performance.
European Action Plans for the prevention of runway excursions and incursions:
The CAA has supported Eurocontrol in the production of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway
Incursions (edition 2) and the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions.
Both plans contain many recommendations and organisations are encouraged to review and implement the appropriate
recommendations relevant to them.
To assist Local Runway Safety Teams (LRST), the recommendations for aerodrome operators have been expanded into a
set of self-audit questions. LRSTs may download the self audit questionnaire to carry out a gap analysis of their
aerodrome to identify areas that could be improved. An Action Plan can then be produced to address any identified weak
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