Airfield geometry has been identified as a primary contributing factor for runway incursions. After analyzing more than six years of national runway incursion data between 2007 and 2013, we developed a preliminary inventory of locations (initial version released in July 2015) at airports where risk factors might contribute to a runway incursion. To address these existing issues, we have initiated a new comprehensive multi-year Runway Incursion Management (RIM) program to identify, prioritize, and develop strategies to help airport sponsors mitigate risk at these locations. Learn more about the RIM program.
- RIM Current Inventory of Locations (as of 2/23/2018) (PDF)
The FAA has developed this updated inventory of airport locations where runway incursions (RIs) have occurred and is now working with airports on mitigation strategies. The data collected from 2007-2016 indicates airport locations where three or more peak annual runway incursions have occurred in a given calendar year or averaged at least one runway incursion per year when the location was added to the inventory. This information is subject to change as the FAA works with the airport sponsors. As projects proceed and additional data is collected on RIs, the FAA will update this inventory as necessary.
Note: A list of the runway incursions at each airport and their severity rating of A, B, C, or D may be found in the National Runway Safety Report (PDF) and the FAA Aviation Safety and Information Analysis and Sharing website.
|Great Lakes||Birke Rhodes|
|New England||Barry Hammer|
|Northwest Mountain||Cindy Hirsch|
- September 18, 2015: FAA Funds Runway Incursion Mitigation Projects
RIM Program Videos
The Runway Incursion Mitigation Program's success hinges primarily on the proper design of taxiways entering a runway. The videos below, based on our current guidance, are one source for education to that endeavor. See also Advisory Circular 150/5300-13, Airport Design, which defines, in detail, the standards described in these videos.