European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions

14 March 2012

The numbers of runway incursion reports are rising. From the reports that have been received, it is shown that there are a minimum of two runway incursions every day in the European region. Accidents continue to take place on runways. Findings from those incident and accident reports have been used to determine the new recommendations contained in this update to the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions. 

The increasing availability of runway incursion incident reports is a positive indication of the commitment of organisations and operational staff to prevent runway incursions and runway accidents by learning from the past accidents and incidents and sharing this information across Europe.

The new recommendations contained in this document are the result of the combined and sustained efforts of organisations representing all areas of aerodrome operations.

The organisations that contributed to this action plan are totally committed to enhancing the safety of runway operations by advocating the implementation of the recommendations that it contains. These organisations include, but are not limited to, Aerodrome Operators, Air Navigation Service Providers, Aircraft Operators, and Regulators.


European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions