The Runway Safety Initiative completed in 2009 the Global Plan for the Prevention and Mitigation of Runway Excursions, intensifying attention to this previously under-appreciated subset of runway safety issues. Comprehensive countermeasures address veer-offs, in which an aircraft goes off the side of a runway, and overruns, in which an aircraft runs off the end of a runway. Briefing notes emphasize stabilized approaches and reducing risk of flight crews landing long and fast, with a tailwind, on a contaminated runway. The effort involved about 20 organizations from around the world, including operators, manufacturers, air navigation service providers, pilot groups and various other industry associations, working in a program coordinated by Flight Safety Foundation.
Runway Safety Initiative Briefing [PPT 9.1M]