HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c2W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list those measures taken by NATS following their internal review of the Airprox incident at Heathrow airport on 15 April 1996. [27016]

Ms Glenda Jackson

NATS have supplied the following details about measures taken in response to their internal review of the Airprox incident in questionController simulation training was modified—additional "go-around"' events were added to simulator training and a specific video on go-arounds in a parallel runway situation was included in classroom training; Controller competency requirements were modified to require controllers to practise regularly calls to the Terminal Control facility in the event of a go-around; The layout of the telephone indicator system was reviewed and found to be optimum. 1 A "go around" occurs when a pilot either decides (in liaison with Air Traffic Control), or is instructed by Air Traffic Control, to pull out of one landing and is repositioned for a further approach.