Michael Baker International reveals 1st engineered material arresting system to improve airport safety

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, has announced it has provided design and construction administration services for the first EMAS (Engineered Material Arresting Systems) in Georgia, the company said.

The system opened at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) in Atlanta earlier this month. EMAS technology can prevent an aircraft from overrunning the runway by using lightweight material designed to decelerate the speed of the aircraft on the runway. EMAS is used in cases where excess land is not available, such as the Runway 3R-21L at PDK.

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.