Analysis of accident data has identified that the “runway excursion” category, where the aircraft departs the runway during takeoff or landing, is the most common type of accident reported annually.
Runway excursion can result in loss of life, and injury to persons either on board the aircraft or on the ground. It can also lead to damage to aircraft, and airfield or off airfield equipment including other aircraft, or buildings struck by the aircraft.
Runway excursions occur while an aircraft is either taking off or landing. They can be attributed to one or multiple factors ranging from unstable approaches, failure to go around, and the condition of the runway. It is essential that all parties involved (such as Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, Airport Authorities, Air Navigation service Providers) work together to mitigate the hazards that result in an accident.
Our Runway Excursion resources provide useful and detailed information to enhance awareness of runway excursion and their contributing factors.
a benchmark industry-wide survey based on the Air Carrier Self Audit Checklist
a Runway Excursion Risk Management Process (RMP) for operators; animations of events that nearly resulted in runway excursions
materials to support a 2-day runway excursion workshop; and case studies designed to be used in workshops.
The Runway Safety Implementation Kit (Runway Safety i-Kit) has been developed in collaboration with IATA, ICAO, ACI, CANSO, ICCAIA, FSF, IFALPA, IFATCA, IBAC, IAOPA, FAA, EASA and EUROCONTROL.
This i-Kit contains Runway Safety references and tools from the Runway Safety Program partners.