TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport and East Texas Regional Airport in Longview are included in a list of about 90 airports that will participate in runway safety meetings held by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) between now and the end of September.

The meetings are held annually at each airport with a tower control, and aim to pinpoint and address airport-specific risk in the surface environment.

“Sharing information is critical to improving safety,” Tim Arel, chief operating officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization said. “These meetings, along with other efforts, will help us achieve our goal of zero close calls.”

During a runway safety action team meeting, airport stakeholders come together to identify unique risks to surface safety at that airport to develop plans to mitigate or eliminate risks.

Major airports with upcoming runway safety meetings include:

  • Ronald Regan Washington Naitonal
  • La Guardia New York
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International
  • Cleveland Hopkins International
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
  • Reno/Tahoe International
  • Birmingham Shuttlesworth International