overrun area

overrun area

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In military aviation exclusively, that area beyond the end of the designated runway with a stabilized surface of the same width as the runway and centered on the extended runway centerline. This area is to cater to any aircraft overshooting the runway on landing or during an aborted takeoff.
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The Zodiac Arresting Systems EMASMAX engineered material arresting system (EMAS) engaged the undercarriage of the aircraft, bringing it to a safe, controlled stop after the aircraft lost traction and slid into the overrun area of the runway.
The airplane "swerved" as it slowed, then overran the departure end of the runway and 100 feet of the grass overrun area.
The short runway and lack of a safety overrun area has contributed to two fatal crashes since 1990, Conway officials said.
MANGALORE, May 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Indias aviation minister said the pilot of the Air India plane that crashed Saturday was very experienced and suggested a short runway overrun area could have contributed to the disaster.
I am sure there are going to be some questions about the nature of the obstructions in the overrun area.
Airports are not required to retrofit runways that do not have the 1,000 feet of overrun area currently required by the Federal Aviation Administration.
An overrun area would also be installed around the Westhill Road and Scots Lane roundabout to slow drivers and improve safety.
running 10 meters beyond the roughly 60-meter overrun area and partially damaging lighting facilities, Narita airport authority officials said.
The plane came to a stop in the overrun area, about 75 feet short of the marshy wetlands beyond the runway.
Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, the surface is intended for airports that cannot acquire land to add a 1,000-foot-long overrun area at the end of their runways, as is the case with Burbank Airport.
The EA-6B rolled past the long field gear and the pilot called again for the hook, which was lowered and, happily, worked as advertised in the overrun area.
And by Thursday, having used the airdrops as backdrop to these victories, the Serbian military commanders made a magnanimous offer: SERBS REPORTED WILLING TO ALLOW MUSLIMS TO LEAVE OVERRUN AREA, read the front-page headline in The New York Times the next morning.