FAA releases Arrival Alert Notices at airports with a history of misalignment risk


The FAA is taking several proactive steps to address wrong surface events, reduce the potential for pilot confusion and help improve safety in the National Airspace System (NAS).

To address wrong surface events where an aircraft lines up to or lands on the incorrect runway, taxiway, or airport, the FAA is releasing Arrival Alert Notices at several airports with a history of misalignment risk.

Arrival Alert Notices are graphics visually depicting the approach to a particular airport with a history of misalignment risk, and language describing the misalignment risk. AANs will incorporate new standardized hot spot symbology.

Map shows the 11 airports that will have Arrival Alert Notices

The 11 airports that will have Arrival Alert Notices

The FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series uses cockpit-mounted cameras to capture runway and taxiway footage and combines them with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items. This episode explores Arrival Alert Notices.

This ongoing series is full of useful videos and safety information covering everything from knowing when and where to hold short to exploring wrong surface landings at airports with parallel runways with staggered thresholds.
Watch the full series here.
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