Taoyuan Airport to Establish Runway Monitor System to Reinforce Aviation Safety

Taoyuan Airport to Establish Runway Monitor System to Reinforce Aviation Safety
Photo Credit: Luke Ma @Flickr CC BY 2.0

What you need to know

TIAC (Taoyuan International Airport Company) President David Fei says that the number of aircrafts landing and departing from the airport has grown 10% from 150 thousand to 200 thousand per year, and the increase in aircrafts has affected the erosion of the airstrips.

The News Lens international edition is sponsored by Tutor A B C

Vice Chairman of the Aviation Safety Council Liu Pei-ling went to the Legislative Yuan yesterday and proposed the improvement of flight safety in regard of the frequent flight incidents in Taiwan. Many legislators have also been paying attention to the recent the EVA Airways Corp aircraft incident and are questioning the Taoyuan Airport and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

Awakening reports, an EVA Airways Corp aircraft sustained damage to its left horizontal stabilizer caused by the impact of a large piece of asphalt during takeoff on the southern runway.

Legislator Li Kun-ze brought up a report noting that aircrafts leak hydraulic fluids on the runways while waiting for takeoff. The airstrips are then eroded due to long-term thermal expansion and contraction.

TIAC (Taoyuan International Airport Company) President David Fei says that the number of aircrafts landing and departing from the airport has grown 10% from 150 thousand to 200 thousand per year, and the increase in aircrafts has affected the erosion of the airstrips.

Apple Daily reports, the Civil Aeronautics Administration points out if hydraulic fluids are leaking from an aircraft waiting for takeoff, the aircraft will be grounded for immediate repair. The saying of “all aircrafts queuing to takeoff leak hydraulic fluids" is also incorrect.

But Fei says Taiyuan airport checks the runways four times a day to avoid the reoccurrence of similar incidents. He also adds that the firm plans to procure the FOD detection system used at Hong Kong International Airport to monitor runway conditions at Taoyuan airport.

Translated by June
Edited by Olivia Yang

Sources: