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GAO Reports on Runway Safety

By Linda Tancs

The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report recently on the status of runway and ramp safety measures deployed by the FAA.  As any traveler knows, runway incidents are relatively infrequent, but increasingly crowded skies pose growing concerns over traffic management.  In fact, according to the GAO, runway incursions have not decreased in the same manner as runway overruns since the FAA’s last runway safety plan was implemented in 2002.  Among other things, the GAO recommends that the FAA revise its 2002 plan to conform to its own policy, which mandates revisions every 2 or 3 years.  Go to http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d0829high.pdf to read more about the report.

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