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Safety Management of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Airports

13-16 June 2017

This workshop discussed two interconnected topics: prevention of runway incursions as well as separation of apron and runway control. The activity brought together experts form the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Air Traffic Control Division from the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC ATMB) and the ATM Engineering Technology Institute from the second research institute of CAAC in Chengdu.

The European experts outlined the regulatory environment for a safety management system at airports and illustrated that with examples and experience from European airports. Presentations given by the head of tower operations from Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and from the Nanjing University Research Institute introduced the current technical solutions in order to prevent runway incursions. A representative of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport presented on the model of apron and runway control separation and the establishment of a runway safety management team.

50 participants attended the workshops from the different regional ATMB offices in China as well as from research institutes as the Institute of Air Traffic Management from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Furthermore, participants came from Beijing Capital International Airport, Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Xi’An Xianyang International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

The presentations of case studies by ATMB and airport representatives as well by the EASA experts led to lively discussions on interface management issues as well as process management in general. The exchange of information between different stakeholders in China is still a major challenge and likely a subject of further airport related activities of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project. 

To download workshop presentations please click here (13-14), here(15-16) for password please contact

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