• SJU reference # PJ.03b-06 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Safety
  • Status In the pipeline

Runway excursions account for nearly a quarter of all runway safety accidents according to IATA’s 2010-2014 Safety Report. This candidate solution aims to improve the assessment of runway surface contamination and global awareness in order to prevent runway excursions during take-off and landing. Providing the flight crew with information related to runway contamination status and braking efficiency will help them make the right decisions in the preparation and execution of take-off, approach and landing phases.

The candidate solution also proposes to use landing aircraft as a sensor to provide automatically to airport operations additional information, which can be used potentially for runway surface condition assessment by airport ground systems. The flight crew can also communicate the braking action through a pilot air report (PIREP) spontaneously or upon request to air traffic control. Runway surface conditions can be disseminated to other stakeholders, such as through the airport operations centre and airline flight operations centre to enhance their situational awareness.

In addition, an on-board runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS) equipment may alert the flight crew when a risk of runway overrun during final approach or landing run is detected, for it to decide a go-around if still possible or to apply maximum braking.


  • Enhanced safety