US National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark Rosenker said airlines should voluntarily begin incorporating a 15% safety factor when calculating stopping distances on icy or wet runways. He added that thrust reversers should not be counted on by pilots to bring planes to a safe stop in poor conditions. US FAA is likely to implement an official rule change regarding calculation of stopping distances but has not done so yet. A Southwest Airlines 737-700 overran a runway at Chicago ...

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