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Engineered Materials Arresting System
Abbreviation EMAS  +
Definition A bed of cellular cement blocks placed at the end of a runway to decelerate an overruning aircraft in an emergency.  +
Defsource 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.  +
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Categories Aerodromes, Movement Surfaces and/or Lighting
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