Operational safety study on low level go around

At EUROCONTROL, we were tasked to identify safety problems of sufficient concern to warrant in-depth operational safety studies.

In 2017, following the results of the analysis of a sample of A- and B-severity incidents, which had occurred in the terminal control areas (TMAs) and control zones (CTRs) around airports in EUROCONTROL Member States in the period 2014-2016, the EUROCONTROL Safety Improvement Sub-Group (SISG) concluded that two new problems needed to be examined with a view to making an operational safety studies:

  • conflicts on or following low-level go-arounds and
  • IFR and VFR conflicts in airspace classes E and D.

The purpose of this report is twofold, namely:

  • to document the Operational Safety Study on one of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager operational safety priorities for 2018 (i.e. “conflicts on or following low-level go-arounds”) and
  • to serve as a reference for the network actors if they undertake operational safety analysis and improvement activities regarding the risk related to conflicts on or following low-level go-arounds.

For our conclusions, recommendations and much more, download our study.


Operational safety study on low level go around