How do you stop an aircraft which for example bursts a tyre on landing and is in danger of overshooting the runway? A whole package of answers is on offer from US company Engineered Systems at Stand A852.

The Philadelphia-based operation specialises in aircraft-arresting systems for which representatives at the show see great untapped potential in the Middle East and Far East markets.

Among the products on show is the 500S arresting system which consists of two hydraulically-actuated rotary friction energy absorbers. These are connected by a hook cable which is captured by aircraft tailhooks and controlled hydraulic pressure is applied to bring the craft to a standstill.

You'll also find stanchion systems capable of literally 'catching' an aircraft if it overshoots, and the latest technology in passive soft material techniques which have recently been introduced at JFK airport in New York.

Source: Flight Daily News