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Accidents Show Need for Comprehensive Ground Deicing Programs 4 pages. [PDF 24K]
An alarming number of fatal accidents continue to occur because of ground icing. While problems related to deicing fluids still need to be resolved, there are proven steps that can be taken immediately to reduce risks.
Although icing’s deadly threat to safe flight is well-known, accidents have continued to occur because of snow/ice-contaminated aircraft critical surfaces. A recent study focused on human factors associated with air carrier ground deicing/anti-icing issues.
Runway Incursions and Incidents Remain Safety Issues 4pages. [PDF 40K]
Several factors contribute to runway incursions and incidents, including pilot workload and a busy air traffic control environment. A recent study examined these factors and made safety recommendations to pilots and controllers.
Development is under way on several new technologies that will greatly improve precision landings. A U.S. report says careful research and resource planning is the key to the timely implementation of the most effective system.
Ramp Operations Hold Key to Overall Flight Safety Level 4 pages. [PDF 27K]
Ramp operations may be mundane for some, but unsafe operations can lead quickly to tragedy and millions of dollars in losses.
Communication and Coordination Keys to Safe and Effective Winter Operations 4 pages. [PDF 24K]
Airports in areas that experience regular and substantial snowfall and icing conditions need to develop comprehensive removal programs to minimize winter operational risks.