ICAO, Air Transport agencies releases new runway safety plan

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Dr Bernard Aliu, ICAO president

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and its global runway safety partners have agree on a new Global Runway Safety Action Plan to address civil aviation’s safety risks.

Dr Fang Liu, ICAO’s Secretary-General, had disclosed this on Thursday in a statement.

Liu said runway safety had been a global aviation priority for more than 15 years.

She said the new action plan was an important outcome of the detailed analysis of runway risk factors recently undertaken by ICAO.

Liu, however, said runway accident related fatalities had declined significantly in recent years through ICAO’s collaborative Runway Safety Programme with its stakeholders.

According to her, such collaborative efforts include the establishment of Runway Safety Teams across airports.

She said runway accidents still remained aviation’s number one safety risk…

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