Jeppesen Standardizes Runway Incursion 'Hot Spot' Depictions | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.22.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.22.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Thu, May 17, 2007

Jeppesen Standardizes Runway Incursion 'Hot Spot' Depictions

Magenta Means "Be Extra Cautious"

In an effort to help bring additional awareness to the ongoing issue of runway incursions, Jeppesen tells ANN the company recently began the process of depicting runway incursion hot spots in a standardized magenta color on certain airport diagrams in the worldwide library.

Hot spots on paper charts will be converted from gray to the magenta depiction as they are revised, thus making them easier for pilots to identify. Jeppesen electronic charts have displayed hot spots in red for some time, but in the summer 2007 these too will be switched to the now Jeppesen standard magenta color. The affected electronic charts will be switched all at once.

Airport hot spots are designated at airports by aeronautical authorities around the world and are intended to heighten awareness of areas on an airport surface that could cause positional awareness confusion for pilots. Jeppesen depicts hot spots with the designator “HS1, HS2, HS3...” and a magenta circle around the region. Often hot spots exist at airports with many intersecting taxiways and runways, and/or complex ramp areas. 

“Runway incursions continue to be a safety concern for the aviation industry,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and COO. “By standardizing the way runway incursion hot spots are depicted on our charts we aim to increase awareness among pilots by making the hot spots a prominent, easily identifiable chart feature. Jeppesen is also taking proactive steps to improve positional awareness on the ground through our digital Airport Moving Map application that provides pilots a very detailed rendering of airport surface features along with an aircraft position spotter.”

Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

FMI: www.jeppesen.com

Advertisement

More News

ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17: Resolute Eagle UAS, Aerotain Skye, Novus Unmanned 17

Also: Mars Drone, ASTM Drones Standards, Huerta Reflects On His Tenure, UAS Delivers Acceptance Letters On Nov. 8, PAE ISR’s Resolute Eagle UAS completed its first commercial>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been inclu>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone re>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17: Resolute Eagle UAS, Aerotain Skye, Novus Unmanned 17

Also: Mars Drone, ASTM Drones Standards, Huerta Reflects On His Tenure, UAS Delivers Acceptance Letters On Nov. 8, PAE ISR’s Resolute Eagle UAS completed its first commercial>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC