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Unstable Approaches: Risk Mitigation Policies, Procedures and Best Practices 2nd edition

Unstable Approaches: Risk Mitigation Policies, Procedures and Best Practices, second edition has been produced by CANSO, IATA, IFATCA and IFALPA.  

The approach and landing phases of flight accounted for approximately 65% of accidents between 2011 and 2015.  Unstable approaches were a factor in 14% of those approach and landing accidents. The purpose of Unstable Approaches: Risk Mitigation Policies, Procedures and Best Practices is to enhance awareness of the contributing factors and outcomes of unstable approaches, together with some proven prevention strategies. The document emphasises the importance of pilots, air traffic controllers and airport staff working together along with regulators, training organisations and international trade associations to agree measures and procedures to reduce unstable approaches. This document also acts as a reference against which to review operational policy, procedures and training.

CANSO Members can use this publication as follows:

  • Use it as a reference guide when conducting runway safety initiatives, or when participating with industry partners in regional runway safety efforts
  • Promote the material within your own air traffic control workforce, as it can be a valuable tool for understanding the influence of air traffic control clearances on stabilised approaches
  • It can also be used in conjunction with the CANSO mobile Runway Safety app at www.cansosafety.com, which provides tips for identifying and preventing unstable approaches.  

 

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