There continues to be an unacceptable high level of Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) accidents. Although there are enhancements in the cockpit to prevent such incidents: Ground Proximity Warnings (GPWS), IFATCA believes that devices such as Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW) activated on the controllers’ screens should be employed as an additional layer of safety.
IFATCA Policy is:
MSAW, as a last-ditch ground-based warning system, must be fully implemented without delay, with the necessary operational requirements and appropriate ATC procedures and training on a world-wide basis, in order to significantly reduce the number of CFIT- accidents.
|See: WP 88 – Santiago 1999|
Last Update: October 2, 2020