Runway 10/28 reopens at Hopkins with new EMAS safety technology – WTAM 1100

This United 737 sits on runway 10/28 prior to starring in the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the reopening of the runway. Photo: Ed Jones - OPShots.net

(Cleveland) – An innovative new system aimed at saving lives is now in operation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today on Runway 10-28 to inaugurate EMAS, or the Emergency Materials Arresting System.

Airport Director Ricky Smith says, built into the end of the runway is a bed of engineering materials that absorb energy, and when an airliner overshoots the runway it rolls onto an arrestor bed. The tires then sink into the lightweight crushable concrete blocks and bring the plane to soft stop.

via New safety technology at Hopkins Airport | WTAM – Local News – The BIG One – WTAM 1100.

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I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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