Have your landings been floating farther beyond the TDZ over time? Do you treat landings differently in poor weather conditions? How stable are your approaches?
Recently, CAE released a safety bulletin for aviation operations based on the top safety threats as identified by IATA and NBAA at https://www.cae.com/cae-rise-aviation-safety-report.
All observations were made based on real pilot/peer insights with data on the findings provided by CAE Rise™, (Real-time Insights that Assist Standardized Evaluations). According to the bulletin, runway excursions, when an aircraft departs the end or side of the runway surface, are the most common type of business aviation accidents.
Unstable approaches, unstable landings
The Flight Safety Foundation recently stated that studies from Airbus and the FAA have shown that although unstabilized approaches are rare, only 2-3% of the unstabilized approaches end in a go-around. The same applies to business aviation, where conducting a go-around during aircraft operations is also very rare.
Data from CAE Rise™ shows every 10 kts over VREF on a dry runway can lead to an additional 300 ft to your landing distance and 500 ft for a wet runway. Imagine a scenario where you are arriving fast and floating on a wet runway and you’ll understand why runway excursions are in the top-tier of aircraft accident cause from 2016-2020.
Global training data reveals that:
Methods for Mitigating the Risk
Most excursions are preventable by mitigating well-identified hazards, adhering to stabilized approach and landing criteria, and using accurate and timely runway condition data. In situations that can include wet runways, late braking, and operations where you are flying with shorter runways, CAE Rise™ data suggests that pilots who were 75 ft over the threshold or Vapp +10 should consider the additional landing distances observed on over 900 training events in the G550.
CAE Rise™ is a product that provides pilots and instructors with personalized insights into training performance. The enhanced insights contained in CAE Rise™ are designed to collectively benefit safety enhancements within the industry along with the capability of providing individualized insights to CAE trained pilots on their performance.
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