Risk of collisions on runways

This video discusses the risk of collisions on runways, which is one of the eight safety issues identified by the Transportation Safety Board as posing the greatest risk to Canadians. To find out more about these safety issues, see the Watchlist 2014.

Transcript of the video

Risk of collisions on runways

At airports, aircraft and ground vehicles move between ramps, taxiways and runways.

Sometimes these movements create conflicts between aircraft, and between aircraft and vehicles.

The biggest risk is when aircraft or vehicles enter an active runway.

These types of conflicts can have catastrophic consequences.

In Canada, there have been 4,153 of these conflicts between 2004-2013. More than one per day.


More leadership is required by Transport Canada, air operators, and airports.

Improved procedures and enhanced collision warning systems must be implemented at Canada’s airports.