ToR RMT.0703

Runway safety

Runway-safety-related occurrences mainly involve runway incursions and excursions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have identified such occurrences as high-risk areas.

Various initiatives have been launched to address these issues, both at international and European level. In Europe, the European Action Plans for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI) and Excursions (EAPPRE) contain several recommendations to competent authorities, EASA, aerodrome operators, and other service providers with a view to mitigating these risks. ICAO has also taken initiatives of a similar nature.

In the aerodromes domain, Regulation (EU) No 139/2014, the related AMC/GM, and CS-ADR-DSN already cover many of these recommendations. However, some of them have not been fully addressed yet. In addition, some relevant ICAO provisions have also not been yet transposed into the EU aerodromes regulatory framework.

It is therefore proposed to tackle the remaining recommendations and relevant ICAO provisions through safety promotion, amendments to AMC/GM to Regulation (EU) No 139/2014, to CS-ADR-DSN and, if necessary, to said Regulation.