SAF11 — Improve runway safety by preventing runway excursions

The EUROCONTROL "Study of Runway Excursions from a European Perspective" showed that the causal and contributory factors leading to a runway excursion were the same in Europe as in other regions of the world. The study findings made extensive use of lessons from more than a thousand accident and incident reports. Those lessons have been used to draft the recommendations contained in the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions, Edition 1.0 of which was published in January 2013.

The European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (EAPPRE) contains practical recommendations with guidance materials to assist operational staff with their implementation. According to ICAO, runway excursions are a persistent problem and their numbers have not decreased in more than 20 years.

The European Working Group for Runway Safety who developed the EAPPRE considered all practicable means available ranging from the design of aircraft, airspace, procedures and technologies to relevant training for operational staff associated with runway excursion prevention. The recommendations and guidance materials contained in the Action Plan are intended for implementation by the relevant stakeholder organisations with the aim of reducing the rate of runway excursions and the runway excursion risk incumbent upon them.

This European Action Plan, directed to all providers and users of European aerodromes and all European aircraft operators, is the result of the combined and sustained efforts of organisations involved in all areas of runway operations and has been co-developed with the European Commercial Aviation Safety Team (ECAST) which is the first pillar of the European Strategic Safety Initiative (ESSI). The EAPPRE is a deliverable of the European Aviation Safety Plan, Edition 2011-2014.

Additionally, the Network Strategy Plan (NSP), Edition 2012 - 2019 published in November 2012 addresses strategic objectives for runway excursions as part of the Operational Pan-European safety improvement action plans.

Note: Central to the recommendations contained in this Action Plan is the uniform and consistent application of ICAO provisions. The applicability area of this objective is all ECAC States. Nevertheless, it is for the individual National Safety Authority to decide upon the strategy of implementation by the applicable organisations within its own State.

FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this ESSIP Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SloAs that the Military Authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to MIL Authorities.

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Airport Operator / Airspace Users / Network Manager
Type
SESAR
Scope
ECAC
Status
Active

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All ECAC States except: Maastricht UAC
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-09-2013 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-01-2018 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data

References

Applicable legislation
None
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
ICAO Annex 3 Meteorological Services for International Air Navigation
ICAO Annex 6 Operation of Aircraft
ICAO Annex 11 Air Traffic Services
ICAO Annex 13 Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation
ICAO Annex 14 Aerodromes
ICAO Annex 15 Aeronautical Information Services
Deployment Programme 2016
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Significant improvement, through reduced risk of incidents and accidents on runways.
Capacity
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Operational efficiency
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Cost efficiency
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Environment
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Security
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  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-01-2018
 
ASP01 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-12-2014
 
ASP02 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions with regard to the provision of aeronautical information services
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-12-2014
 
ASP03 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions with regard to the provision of meteorological services for international aviation
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-12-2014
 
APO01 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-12-2014
 
USE01 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-01-2018
 
NM01 Maintain the European action plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-01-2018
 
NM02 Implement the appropriate parts of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions
  • 01-09-2013
  • 31-01-2018
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EUROCONTROL - European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (EAPPRE) - 1.0 / 01/2013

http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/European_Action_Plan_for_the_Prevention_of_Runway_Excursions_(EAPPRE)

APO01, ASP01, ASP02, ASP03, NM02, REG01, USE01

ICAO - ICAO - Runway Safety Team Handbook - First Edition 01/2014

http://www.icao.int/SAM/SSP/Documents/ICAO%20RST%20Handbook%201stEdJan2014.pdf

APO01, ASP01, ASP02, ASP03, REG01, USE01

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Safety Team (SAFT)
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
03/2013
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
07/2013
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in