Roll over protection structure

December 11, 2012 - 3:02pm
(l to r) ACJ’s François Chazelle, Martin Collins from Willis, Starr’s Nigel Griffiths and Henry Adair from Willis

A runway overrun protection system (ROPS) option will be available from next year, tackling what as become the primary air transportation safety issue. ROPS is an avionics solution that compares aircraft energy state and landing performance against the runway end throughout the short final approach to the aircraft’s eventual stop. It issues warnings to pilots on final approach, if the runway length from the projected touchdown spot is too short, aiding them in making the decision to go around.

 
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