NTSB: Runway Incursion System Inadequate

 - October 19, 2006, 11:22 AM

NTSB acting chairman Mark Rosenker said the FAA’s airport movement area safety system (AMASS) is not adequate to prevent serious runway collisions, citing several recent near-collisions at Boston and New York airports where AMASS allegedly did not perform. The Safety Board wants a system to provide immediate warnings of probable collisions directly to flight crews. AMASS, which provides warnings only to air traffic controllers, is deployed at 34 airports.