New software installed in US airports to prevent planes from landing on taxiways accidentally
Air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation, but pilots still face various risks during their flights. One of these risks is the possibility of landing on a taxiway instead of a runway, which can endanger lives on the ground. To address this issue, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented a software platform called ASDE-X Taxiway Arrival Prediction (ATAP) at 43 major US airports. This system warns air traffic controllers if an aircraft is lining up to land on a taxiway by mistake, giving them the opportunity to take action and prevent a potential disaster.