A runway incident involving a vehicle operating on the runway highlighted a safety concern that vehicle drivers remain on ground control frequency instead of the aerodrome control frequency. Some studies were made, and this policy highlights the importance of the “one runway – one frequency – one language” principle, and other related matters.
IFATCA Policy is:
IFATCA supports the concept of “One Runway, One Frequency, One Language”.
Vehicle drivers operating within the aerodrome controller’s area of responsibility shall establish and maintain direct communications with the aerodrome controller via the aerodrome control frequency. All communications on the aerodrome control frequency shall be conducted in the same language, preferably English.
|See: Resolution C72 – WP 81 – Virtual 2022
Last Update: July 25, 2022