EASA proposes runway alert system for large aircraft

posted on 22nd October 2018 by Omar

EASA has released a notice of proposed amendment that aims to deal with ‘address the safety issue of runway excursions that occur during landings’ and proposes a new alert system on runways.

The proposed amendment states: “The objective of this NPA is to address the safety issue of runway excursions that occur during landings.

This NPA proposes to require the installation of a runway overrun awareness and alerting system on new large aeroplane designs (CS-25), and on certain new large aeroplanes operated in commercial air transportation (CAT), and manufactured after a predetermined date (Part-26/CS-26).

The proposed regulatory changes are expected to increase safety by supporting the flight crew during the landing phase in identifying and managing the risk of a runway excursion.

This should reduce the number of runway excursions that occur during landings.”