Runway Safety embodies a safe flight — both at its start and at its conclusion. It continues to be one of the FAA's highest priorities and encompasses pilots, air traffic controllers and airport vehicle drivers. We offer guidance, resources and expertise and welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.
Stabilized Approach and Landing
Most landing accidents are caused by unstabilized approaches. More »
Airport Surface Safety Crossword Puzzle
Test your knowledge on surface safety with FAA Safety Briefing's crossword puzzle. More »
Enhancing Surface Safety
A 'road map' to the various tools, resources, and strategies airmen can use to steer clear of risk during ramp-to-runway. More »
The Scoop on Surface Safety
Reasons why you should not dismiss the surface as the "easiest" or "safest" part of an air journey. More »
Search the FAA Database using our search tool to access PDF versions of Airport Diagrams. Airport Diagrams are specifically designed to assist in the movement of ground traffic at locations with complex runway/taxiway configurations.
A hot spot is defined as a location on an airport movement area with a history or potential risk of collision or runway incursion, and where heightened attention by pilots and drivers is necessary.