Runway Safety Areas

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Specially designed safety areas protect aircraft that might accidentally overrun the runway. This is innovation now now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shape our future to improve runway safety the Federal Aviation Authority requires a graded section and at the end of Commercial Airport runways in the event and aircraft overruns the landing area many airports however were built before the one one thousand foot standard was adopted in other cases a lack of land or obstacles such as bodies of water highways or residential communities make construction of the required safety area impossible so the FAA began research to solve the problem an engineered material arresting system places specially designed crushable material at the end of the runway the tires of an aircraft sink into the lightweight material Israel causing the aircraft to slow down and safely come to a stop based on the FAA's research and technical standards for amass installation runway safety area improvements have been made at hundreds of commercial airports protecting both passengers and crew for innovation now now. I'm Jennifer Pele. Innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through collaboration with NASA.

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