ACRP Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas
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ACRP Report 50:
Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas analyzes aircraft veer-offs, the use of declared distances, the implementation of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), and the incorporation of a risk approach for consideration of obstacles in or in the vicinity of the runway safety area (RSA).

An interactive risk analysis tool, included in CD-ROM format with the printed version of the report, is designed to be used by airport and industry stakeholders to quantify risk and support planning and engineering decisions when determining RSA requirements to meet an acceptable level of safety for various types and sizes of airports.

ACRP Report 50 expands on the research presented in ACRP Report 3: Analysis of Aircraft Overruns and Undershoots for Runway Safety Areas.

The CD-ROM included as part of ACRP Report 50 is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.

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  • Transportation — Aviation
  • Transportation — Operations and Traffic Management
  • Transportation — Safety and Human Factors

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178 pages | 8.5 x 11

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