EASA organises international workshop on Runway Safety
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is organising an international workshop on the multidisciplinary subject of runway friction and aircraft braking in Paris on 11-12 March 2010. The workshop will be hosted by the French DGAC (Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile).
Recent incident or accident reports world wide have highlighted the significant importance of this parameter and its role in airport safety. The workshop will bring together experts, pilots, airline and airport operators, aircraft manufacturers and civil aviation authorities to exchange experience and best practice. A significant element of the workshop will be the presentation of results and recommendations of the research project “Runway Friction Characteristics Measurement and Aircraft Braking”, which was funded by the Agency.
The workshop will also provide an opportunity to assess the current state of knowledge on the issue and measure the progress achieved through the implementation of regulations.