stopway


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stopway

A defined rectangular area on the ground at the end of a runway in the direction of takeoff designated and prepared by the competent authority as a suitable area in which an aircraft can be stopped in the case of an interrupted takeoff. It must be capable of supporting aircraft of approximately 23,000 kilograms (50,000 lbs.).
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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These may include elevated runway taxiway and stopway lights, approach lighting systems, visual approach slope indicator systems, signs and markers, wind direction indicators, ILS equipment, MLS equipment, radar reflectors, anemometers, ceilometers, transmissometers and security fencing."
Each runway was extended by 500 feet (150 m) and 1,700 feet (500 m) respectively, and a 2,000 feet (600 m) stopway for overshoots added to the northern ends of both runways.
By the way, the displaced threshold should not be confused with a demarcation bar, which is a thin (3-foot-wide) yellow stripe marking "a blast pad, stopway or taxiway that precedes the runway." Often accompanied by yellow chevrons, this chunk of pavement is unusable for taxiing, takeoff and landing.
ASDA, Accelerate-Stop Distance Available, is the runway plus stopway length which is suitable for deceleration following an aborted takeoff.