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Safety Action


As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator has issued an information package to its crews concerning airport operations. The package contains guidance on:

  • hazards associated with airport operations
  • operational and human factors involved in runway incursions
  • best practices, prevention strategies and lines of defence
  • cockpit procedures for maintaining situational awareness

The aerodrome operator reported that, as a result of this occurrence it is examining options relating to improving the delineation of holding bays at Melbourne Airport to reduce the potential for misidentification.


1 Taxiways at Melbourne Airport were referred to by their phonetic identifier. The taxiways referred to during this incident were taxiways Echo, Papa, Quebec, Sierra, and Tango.

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