Engineered Materials Arresting System
|Term||Engineered Materials Arresting System|
A bed of cellular cement blocks placed at the end of a runway to decelerate an overruning aircraft in an emergency.
International Air Transport Association (2009) All Rights Reserved. Extract from the Runway Excursion Risk Reduction (RERR) Toolkit First Edition 2009 and subject the disclaimer contained therein.
[EMAS is a] passive system that will reliably & predictably crush under the weight of an aircraft.