FAA Issues Alert to Prevent Injuries to Ground Crews

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) to prevent injuries while workers are towing aircraft and guiding them to and from gates.

The SAFO reminds airlines that it is important for workers to remain clear of operating engines until they are shut down. Workers also must remain clear of an aircraft until it comes to a complete stop and the wheel chocks are in place. Furthermore, it recommends that airlines review their Safety Management System to ensure their procedures follow these standards.