Infrastructure

Auckland airport doubles runway inspections, admits slow response

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 19 Feb 2020

Auckland airport doubles runway inspections, admits slow response
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
Auckland International Airport says it responded too slowly to two recent incidents of runway damage that closed New Zealand's busiest airport for extended periods twice in two weeks.The company rushed out the findings of its review of the incidents on Jan. 24 and Feb. 6 after a warning by airline pilots threatened to damage the airport's safety reputation.The closures prompted the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association to issue a warning on Feb. 7 that pilots flying to Auckland should make contingency plans because the single-r...

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