At the dawn of each new year, we read the familiar tally of aircraft accidents from the previous year. What usually is evident, in addition to the industry’s long-term safety success, is that there are nagging issues that keep us from getting to improved levels of safety performance. Approach and landing phase of flight accidents and runway excursion and runway incursion accidents are still too common and deserve our attention. The familiar results from these tallies almost beg for something peculiar to stand out to help us significantly change course and gain better levels of success.
accident/safety data, Commentary, Managing Editor’s Notebook
Safety Performance in 2020