New Methods Geared To Keeping Aircraft Safer On Ground

By John Croft
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 02, 2013

With visibility down to 1,800 ft. due to fog, see-and-avoid tactics are of no use in checking for traffic as we prepare to cross Runway 36C from taxiway Papa at the Memphis (Tenn.) International Airport. A loud call-out annunciation blares out, alerting us to stop on the taxiway just as the landing traffic, a regional jet, zooms by.

Though the encounter was virtual, the visual of the high-speed near-miss was realistic enough to make the aural warning and associated safety information on an electronic flight bag all the more relevant.

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