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WASS 2017: Communication and clarity key for safety

Posted 13 April 2017 · Add Comment

In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews need a clear, safe and consistent operating environment that avoids confusion, according to a leading aviation expert speaking on day two of the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai.

Andrew Green, Manager Aerodrome Safety & Standards, Aviation & Airports Safety Department at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) explained that clearer signs and instructions are needed around airport runways to ensure airfield safety is kept to the highest standards.
Green said that Dubai International Airport is more consistent in its runway environment than other airports and highlighted some specific reasons why other airports are reluctant to implement best practice. These reasons include a lack of a regulatory requirement, cost of implementation, more training being required and in some cases not enough experience to implement. He also emphasized that most runway incursions occur in good met conditions, with most accidents occurring at night or in poor visibility.
Bhamidipati Srinivas, Head of Aviation Safety, Bangalore International Airport commented that improved communication is necessary to reduce runway excursions. He also called for increased training for controllers and Air Navigation Service Providers as well as improved speed control and clearer information for Automatic Terminal Information Services in global airports.
David Gleave, a chief safety investigator argued that one specific holding point is needed at all runways and that geometry should always be considered in order to improve safety.
The safety summit included representatives from airlines, airports and specialist organisations from around the world.


 

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