WASHINGTON (May 5, 2023) — The NTSB announced Friday Chair Jennifer Homendy will host a May 23 in-person roundtable discussion on the danger of runway incursions in the United States.
Although the number of runway incursions — defined as the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle, or person on a runway — has remained relatively stable over the past decade, there has been a recent increase in the number of the most serious incursions. The NTSB has opened investigations into six incursion events since just the start of the year.
The roundtable will bring together safety experts from the aviation industry, labor, and government to discuss the current state of the runway incursion problem and possible solutions and next steps. The event is open to the public and a recording will be made available after. A detailed list of participants will be released closer to the roundtable.
“I look forward to hosting a candid assessment of what’s been done to prevent runway incursions in the years since our last event on the topic — and to spur meaningful, immediate action on the areas where we’re stalled,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. “By proactively looking for ways to make our skies safer, this event reflects our agency’s commitment to meeting the same high standards we ask of others.”
WHAT: An NTSB roundtable on runway incursions
WHO: NTSB Chair Homendy, investigative staff, and aviation stakeholders
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 at 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern time
WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The street entrance to the NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center is located on 10th Street, SW running between D Street and Frontage Road, SW just below the L'Enfant Plaza Promenade. It is accessible from L’Enfant Plaza Metro through food court.
REGISTRATION: NTSB Roundtable Discussion: State of Runway Incursions: A Path Forward (May 23) (constantcontact.com)
For those attending this in-person meeting, COVID-19 mitigation measures, which are based on CDC COVID-19 Community Levels in the Washington, D.C. metro area, will be posted on NTSB.gov the Friday before the event. Measures may include masking and social distancing.
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