The U.S. Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) this week will begin an audit of the FAA’s runway safety programs to address a growing number of serious runway incursions. The FAA defines runway incursions as any unauthorized intrusion onto a runway, whether by aircraft or vehicle, and categorizes occurrences into four groups, with Category A representing the most severe incidents and Category D the least important. Causes of incursions are classified as controller ...


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