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On the afternoon of January 24, 2005, the EMAS was put to its biggest challenge yet when a 600,000-pound Boeing 747 landed long and overran into the EMAS. As predicted, the aircraft was safely stopped by the EMAS with no injuries to the crew and damage to the aircraft was limited to replacing nine tires. The aircraft went back into service within days. The Port Authority of NY & NJ has continued to deploy the technology by installing a second EMAS installation at the end of RW 22L in 2007; two systems at La Guardia Airport, Flushing, NY (departure RWs 22 and 13) in 2005; one at Teterboro


Airport, Teterboro, NJ (departure RW 6) in 2006 and one at Newark International, Newark, NJ (departure RW 29) in 2008.


Zodiac Arresting Systems’ EMAS has also recorded


aircraft saves in Greenville, SC (July 2006: Falcon 900 corporate jet), Charleston, WV (January 2010: Bombardier CRJ-200), Teterboro, NJ (October 2010: Gulfstream G-IV), Key West, FL (November 2011: Cessna Citation 550) and most recently, West Palm Beach FL (October 2013: Cessna Citation 680).


INTERNATIONAL INSTALLATIONS The installation of two Engineered Material Arresting Systems (EMAS) located within the Runway End Safety Area (RESA) at the departure ends of Runways 02-20 has been completed at Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport (JZH) in China in 2006. The airport, at an altitude of 3449 m (11315 ft) is located near Jiuzhaigou (Nine-Village Gully), a scenic spot tucked away in the northern part of Sichuan Province. In 2007, two EMAS systems were installed in Madrid on the


end of runways 33L and 33R, providing a safety feature that addressed the runways’ relatively close proximity to taxiways and other operationsal areas. These 206 feet long beds were the first European EMAS installations. Songshan Airport, located in the center of Taipei City, was


formerly used only for flights within Taiwan. But since the resumption of direct charter flights between the airport and Mainland China in 2008, the number of flights and aircraft size has increased dramatically. The installation of Zodiac Arresting Systems’ EMAS, known as EMASMAX® in the Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of Runway 10, was completed in March 2011. According to Civil Aeronautics Administration officials, the EMASMAX installation is one of many safety improvements at the airport. “With the


increase in the size and number of aircraft operating at the airport, we wanted to improve our level of safety in the event of an overrun.” Being surrounded by the city, it would be very difficult and expensive to increase the length of the safety areas. The FAA-approved EMASMAX system allowed the airport to improve safety without expansion or having to reduce the runway length.


On April 23, 2012, Zodiac Arresting


Systems entered into a contract with AVINOR, owner/operator of 46 civil airports in Norway, to install two EMASMAX Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) arrestor beds at Kjevik Airport, Kristiansand, Norway. Construction of the first system (288 ft. long X 170 ft. wide) on the departure end of Runway 22 commenced in June and was completed in late July 2012. Work on the departure end of Runway 04 followed in August, with completion of the 300 ft. long X 170 ft. wide bed taking place in September. Kjevik was the first airport in Norway to install an EMAS safety system.


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EMAS at Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport, Sichuan Province, China, 2006


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