Madrid, March 5th, 2020
SENASA is providing technical support to the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) in the EAPPRE 2.0 project (European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions), an initiative that aims to analyze and establish an action plan to avoid incidents related to runway excursions.
The Agency represents Spain in the task of updating the plan through its Directorate of Civil Aviation Security and User Protection, to which SENASA has also provided support leading the Airports working group and also collaborating in the Regulators working group.
Diego García, expert technician of SENASA in Aeronautical Engineering, presented as the vice-chairman of the Airports working group a first proposal of recommendations at the meeting held on February 19th at Eurocontrol.
The EAPPRE project has its origin in the document “Study on Runway Excursions from a European Perspective”, published by Eurocontrol and which indicated that it is a persistent problem that has not undergone significant reductions over the last two decades. Based on the conclusions of the document, the first edition of the EAPPRE action plan was prepared in 2013, while the publication of edition 2.0 is planned for November 2020.