aircraft arresting system
A series of components used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its momentum in a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting barrier; aircraft arresting gear; aircraft arresting hook.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • aircraft arresting system — orlaivio stabdymo sistema statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Grupė įtaisų orlaiviui sustabdyti mažinant jo judėjimo iš inercijos paprasto ar avarinio tūpimo ar kilimo nutraukimo atveju. atitikmenys: angl. aircraft arresting system pranc. système …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aircraft arresting system — All components used to engage an aircraft and absorb the forward momentum of a routine or an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. It consists of an arrester barrier or arrester cable; a suitable braking device, which absorbs the force… …   Aviation dictionary

  • aircraft arresting cable — That part of an aircraft arresting gear that spans the runway surface or flight deck landing area and is engaged by the aircraft arresting system (usually a hook). Also called aircraft arresting wire. See aircraft arresting gear …   Aviation dictionary

  • aircraft arresting cable — That portion of an aircraft arresting system which spans the runway surface or flight deck landing area and is engaged by the aircraft arresting hook. Also called aircraft arresting wire …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting barrier — A device, not dependent on an aircraft arresting hook, used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its forward momentum in an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. Also called barricade; emergency barrier. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting hook — A device fitted to an aircraft to engage arresting gear. Also called tail hook. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting wire — See aircraft arresting cable. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting gear — A device used to engage hook equipped aircraft to absorb the forward momentum of a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting system …   Military dictionary

  • aircraft arresting barrier — A device used to engage an aircraft and absorb its forward momentum after an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. It consists of vertical nylon ropes and a suitable braking device to arrest forward movement of an aircraft. The braking system… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Arresting gear — (A.K.A. A Gear ) is the term used for mechanical systems designed to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands. Arresting gear on aircraft carriers is an essential component of naval aviation, and it is most commonly used on CATOBAR and STOBAR… …   Wikipedia

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