Madrid, May 20th, 2021
Eurocontrol and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) have recently published the document “Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions” (GAPPRE), an action plan that includes the set of recommendations and good practices to prevent runway excursions, which constitute one of the main causes of aeronautical accidents and incidents worldwide.
The initiative, which affects controllers, pilots, airlines and airports, among other stakeholders, started as the revision of the “European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions” (EAPPRE), but its relevance has transcended beyond borders Europe, becoming a global plan.
The structure of the document is divided into two volumes. The first contains the series of Safety recommendations, while the second includes the GEM (Guidance and Explanatory Material) appendices, which support and complement the recommendations of the first. These recommendations also incorporate a desirable maximum date for their implementation.
The plan has been developed over two years by an international group of experts from more than 40 organizations, divided into six specific working groups and coordinated by Eurocontrol and the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF). GAPPRE has also been reviewed by organizations in the sector, such as EASA, IATA, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI).
The complete document can be downloaded from SKYbrary at this link.
On behalf of AESA, SENASA has collaborated proactively both in the development of the content and in the management, through the contributions of Diego García Ortiz de Villajos, who served as Vice Chairman of the Airports working group, as well as speaker of the “Recommendations GAPPRE to Regulators and ICAO ”at the FSF (Safety Forum) in February 2021.
The GAPPRE presentations that were made at the Safety Forum can be obtained at the following link.