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USA: $121 million against near misses

USA: $121 million against near misses

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reacting to the strange backlog of accidents at airports in the USA. It is working on redesigning taxiways at different airports – for example in Boston and Washington.

It happened 46 times in the month of July alone. Since the beginning of the year, there have been close calls several times a week in the United States, any sensitive incidents in which disaster cannot be avoided. This is according to a careful analysis by The New York Times.

Even before the first reports of many near misses, the US Aviation Authority put together a dedicated team to examine the safety culture of aviation in the USA. Among other things, this led to recommendations for crews. Cockpit and cabin crew need to know not to be distracted during essential flight operations, monitor the aircraft in relation to taxiways, runways and other aircraft, require personnel to respond quickly to safety warnings and process a safety problem report.

Remodeling in Boston, Washington and…

After the program, the FAA is now also processing the devices. It announced $121 million in investments on Wednesday (August 23) to prevent close calls. It shows that it is serious about eliminating runway turbulence (in jargon it is called runway incursion). In some cases, the best way to do this, the agency said, is to redesign or redesign existing airports.

The money will redesign hallways that can create confusion, but it will also work to install new lighting systems and provide more flexibility in general. For example, at Boston Logan International Airport, the FAA is streamlining traffic by removing part of the Q and F lanes, among other things. And at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport, it’s building new connections to runways 19/1 and 33/15 to reduce taxi ride time. In addition, Corridors J, K, L, N, N1, S and Bay 15 and 19 will be redesigned.

…at six other airports

The FAA isn’t just doing redesigns in Boston and Washington. Objects are also being redesigned at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Detroit’s Willow Run Airport, Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express, Richmond International Airport, Jackson Hole Airport, and Naples International Airport.