ICAO should consider stronger standards for centerline lighting on wide runways because of the key role the visual cue plays in helping pilots avoid runway excursions, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says. ATSB’s recommendation, issued May 15, came out of an investigation into a December 2016 runway excursion by a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 at Darwin International Airport. Nearing the end of a flight from Melbourne, the aircraft was cleared to land on Darwin’s ...

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