Industry standard

AST demonstrates compliance with the ASTM Industry Standard for Aircraft Braking Measurements

Proven SafeLand ™ system has demonstrated compliance with ASTM E3266 – another milestone on its way to global acceptance

We validated the technology and its potential role in the future of aviation safety.

– Joe Vickers

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2021 / – Based in Chicago Aviation Safety Technologies (AST) is pleased to announce that its SafeLand ™ Surface Management System has demonstrated full compliance with ASTM E3266 (Standard Guide to Friction-Limited Aircraft Braking Measurements and Ratios). This compliance was demonstrated at the Society of Aircraft Performance and Operations Engineers (SAPOE) annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2021.

The demonstration was well received by SAPOE, a leading industry body that includes aviation performance engineers and manufacturing specialists from airlines around the world.

The SAPOE subcommittee, nicknamed Team Lion, is made up of former members of the FAA Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment, the Aviation Rules Committee that was responsible for FAA initiatives. and ICAO creating the Global Report Format – a standardized methodology for evaluating runway conditions. The Lion team is made up of engineers from major US carriers, Boeing and Airbus. He developed and drafted the International Standard ASTM E3266 for Friction-Limited Aircraft Braking Measurements and Reporting, which was released in November 2020. This important standard applies to systems that measure and report braking forces and runway friction – essential information used to better understand conditions runways and help improve aviation safety. The standard applies to any automated system that uses data from an aircraft to create what ASTM International calls an Aircraft Braking Action Report. According to ASTM International, any such system can be installed on an airplane or operated remotely.

“Our Aviation Safety Technology team used the compliance methodology described in the standard to demonstrate the effectiveness of our SafeLand area management system,” said Joe Vickers, CEO of AST. “We have validated the technology and its potential role in the future of aviation safety. We believe the next steps are to ask regulators to formally adopt a method of demonstrating compliance, allowing airlines and airports to confidently use emerging technology. ”

About SafeLand ™

AST has developed its SafeLand ™ technology in response to aircraft accidents resulting from runway overruns and runway overruns. AST’s brake action reports provide real-time insight into track conditions based on data collected from on-board sensors. The aircraft’s sensors measure the precise braking action of the aircraft on landing based on surface conditions and the impact of contaminants such as water, ice or snow. These real-time reports can be made instantly available to incoming aircraft, ground personnel, airport operations and FAA / CAA authorities. Using this information, pilots can improve their landing decisions while airports and the FAA can improve their surface management strategies. The bottom line is improved safety, more efficient operations, higher runway availability and more reliable flight schedules for passengers.
AST completed an FAA feasibility study in 2016 and currently has over 2,000 passenger jets providing data that allows AST to accurately measure the braking capabilities of aircraft landing. Over 16 million landings have been recorded in cooperation with airlines under prototype agreements, making AST the world’s leading provider of information on aircraft braking actions.

About Aviation Safety Technologies

Aviation Safety Technologies (AST) is the world leader in real-time braking actions and surface condition reporting for aviation. AST is a holding company of the Dillon Kane Group, a group of affiliates that builds technology solutions companies. Visit to learn more.

Joe vickers
Aviation Safety Technologies