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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

According to the Associated Press, President Bush had signed a transportation bill which requires hundreds of airports to improve the safety margins by 2015. Does anyone have any more information regarding this bill and which of the "hundreds" it will affect?

Ref: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_re_us/midway_accident

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Here is the official directive:
http://www.faa.gov/arp/publications/orders/engineering/5200_9.pdf

It requires extra run safety area at airports. Surprisingly few airports actually have the required minimum of area beyond the runways for runoffs. Airports like MDW will not be able to expand being that it is surrounded on all sides. Geographic and development limitations cause for a lot of difficulty.

This has been put in motion, but there is no way that all airports will be able to comply.



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