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FAA Funds Airport Improvement to Protect Against Runway Incursions

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 21, 2015

[Avionics Today 09-21-2015] The FAA has provided $11 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to eight airports that have risk factors for runway incursions. In June, the FAA unveiled the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program that will identify and mitigate risk factors that contribute to runway incursions at specific airports. The risk factors include unclear taxiway markings, lighting or signage, or confusing taxiway layout.

Working in partnership with airport sponsors, the FAA has identified several airports that will receive funds this fiscal year to begin mitigation efforts. Airport sponsors will use the AIP funds to either study alternatives to reduce the number of runway incursions at their airports, or to fund projects that will specifically address unclear taxiway markings, lighting or signage, or taxiway layout concerns to mitigate runway incursion risks.

The airports that will receive funding include: Waco Regional Airport, Midway International Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Cleveland International Airport. Moreover, several airports will receive funding for RIM studies.

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