FAA runway safety data show a 36-percent drop in total runway incursions from March to April, as well as a decline in the most serious incursion categories (A and B) in FY 2002 compared to FY 2001. William Davis, director of the Office of Runway Safety, told Aviation Daily that the airport movement area safety system (AMASS), installed at about 28 airports, is reducing the incursions. He stated that data taken before and after AMASS was installed clearly show the reduction in category A and ...

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