Risk Assessment For An Active Runway Crossing

This assessment should be done periodically to eliminate aircraft ground collision.

Assessing an Active Runway Crossing
(1) Establish a flight crew procedure which assures the identification of active runways which may be crossed during taxiing for departure or after landing or during take off or landing
Identify and publish to flight crew all routinely-used airports where the ground crossing of an active runway is a possibility or where intersecting runways are simultaneously active.
(3) Consider introducing a flight crew SOP to help pilots establish the possibility of ground taxi across active runways, or simultaneous use of intersecting active runways at airports not on the ‘routinely-used’ list.
(4) State in Flight Crew SOP whether LAHSO clearances are to be accepted by day or H24 or not at all.
(5) Ensure that awareness is gained and communicated to flight crews of the circumstances under which intersecting runways or “closely spaced” parallel runways are active simultaneously.
(6) Ensure that the Company Operations Manual contains clear guidance on any exceptions to the ‘normal’ circumstances of ATS ground control
(7) Establish a specific flight crew SOP for confirming active runway status and accomplishing active runway crossings which takes account of:
__Prevailing visibility conditions
__The existence or otherwise of ATC controlled H24 illuminated stop bars at all runway entry points
__The use of TCAS to check for other traffic just before entering a runway
__The requirement that any potential active runway crossings shall be included in interactive flight crew pre departure or approach briefings
__A requirement for PNF to monitor RTF for possible conflicts
__A requirement for a positive visual check before crossing an active runway
(8) Related SOPs to be checked for clarity:
__Requirement to ascertain any airport runway work in progress and consider it’s effects on intended and potential aircraft ground movement
__PNF responsibility for confirming aircraft ground position on an airport at all times and immediately alerting PF to any uncertainties
__LVP taxiing procedures include a requirement for positive and continuous tracking of aircraft position on the airport by both flight crew
__Both flight crew to normally monitor ATC throughout the taxi phase
(9) Ensure that there are procedures in place to ensure that the information promulgated to crews under item 2 above is kept under review by the Flight Operations Department
(10) Establish two way email contact between the Operator and the Local Runway Safety Team (LRST) at every airport identified as having the potential for active runway crossing during taxi
(11) Review whether the overall ATS and Airport Operations circumstances at the airports identified warrant the designation of an airport as a Category ‘B’ (special company briefing) airport
Created by GregP. This checklist is public.
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