Engineered Materials Arresting System

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Term Engineered Materials Arresting System
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Broader term

Arresting System

Narrower term


Abbreviation

EMAS

Definition

A bed of cellular cement blocks placed at the end of a runway to decelerate an overruning aircraft in an emergency.

Definition Source

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.

Note

[EMAS is a] passive system that will reliably & predictably crush under the weight of an aircraft.