Adherence makes the difference!

Sometimes it is hard to understand. There are markings, lit stopbars, runway guard-lights and standard phraseology on the radio – but still we see runway incursions by modern multi-crew aircraft. Looking into the flight decks, we fi nd highly professional and properly trained crews working according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). However, there is a major problem which leads to serious incidents: distraction!

 
Article originally published in EUROCONTROL's HindSight 19