A recent incident at a UK aerodrome led to maintenance equipment being left on the runway. This incident is currently subject to AAIB investigation.
It has become apparent that a lack of tool control, and security of equipment carried on aerodrome vehicles were contributory factors.
Aerodrome operators should ensure that:
- procedures for both routine maintenance and work in progress includes robust equipment control.
- Suitable vehicles are used for transporting equipment
- Equipment is carried in/on vehicles securely