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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

RED STOP BAR AND SAFETY ENHANCEMENT

Srinivas Rao | 11:17 PM | | | | Best Blogger Tips


Red stop bar is one row of flush-mounted unidirectional red lights installed across a taxiway with a 3m spacing to designate a runway –holding position or intersection/taxiway holding position.
To prevent runway incursions, crew need to be trained and instilled in adopting a disciplined approach in not crossing the red stop bar even if ATC clearance is accorded.


Even in some cases where conditional taxi clearances are given by ATC such as “cleared to lineup after the landing aircraft”, the taxi shall be commenced only if the red stop bar light is off and the green centre lights are switched on.

This is akin the red signal of the traffic light where the traffic comes to a standstill. This holds good for operations in any part of the world.
Good habit forming and disciplined procedural approach  is the key to enhancing safety.