Why ASW?

All  these accidents were avoidable with the use of ASW equipment (including 2 runway incursion in Copenhagen Airport 2007, 2010) 

Runway incursion remains a significant risk at airports all over the world

“A Runway Incursion is any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft.”

ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM, Doc 4444)



EASA (Europe)

“In the last 10 years 18% of the fatal accidents within the EASA Member States involve runway incursion.” – quote from below link:



USA RUNWAY INCURSIONS (RIs) (by surface event)

Year Operational Incident (OI) Attributed to ATC Other Pilot Deviation (PD) Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviation (VPD) TOTAL INCURSIONS
US FAA 2014-2016 – source reports 2013-2014, 2015-2016
2016 314 (21.4%) 0 (0.00%) 889 (60.6%) 263 (17.9%) 1,466
2015 323 (22.2%) 2 (0.14%) 881 (60.4%) 252 (17.3%) 1,458
2014 258 (20.4%) 8 (0.60%) 764 (60.4%) 234 (18.5%) 1,264

FAA Acronyms

OI = Operational Incident

A surface event attributed to ATC action, or inaction.

PD = Pilot Deviation

Action of a pilot that violates any federal aviation regulation. Example: A pilot crosses a runway without a clearance while en route to an airport gate.

VPD = Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviations

Any entry or movement on the movement area or safety area by a vehicle (including aircraft operated by a non-pilot or an aircraft being towed) or pedestrian that has not been authorized by ATC.


ASW Technology ApS has developed several applications to reduce the number of these accidents/incidents with airport Surface Safety Solutions  for:

European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions
(EAPPRI), Edition 2 (2011)


Commission Regulation (EU) No 139-2014,12 February 2014


Single European Sky


Related Articles European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Further Reading