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BOS – Boston Logan International Airport – USA
Threshold 33L (Runway 15R)
42 Million Passengers in 2019
Large jets from B747, B767, A380, A340 & A330 to Regionals such as ERJ190 & CRJ700
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, also known as Logan International Airport, Boston Logan, Logan Airport or simply Logan, is an international airport located mostly in East Boston and partially in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States. Owned and operated by Massachusetts Port Authority (MPA), it covers 2,384 acres (965 ha), has six runways and four passenger terminals. It is the largest airport in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the New England region, as well as the 16th-busiest airport in the United States, with 42.5 million total passengers in 2019.
Runway 15R Departure End (runway 33L numbered end) is constrained from achieving an FAA standard Runway Safety Area (1000 ft or 304.8 m) by Boston Harbor. In the summer of 2006, an EMAS system was installed that was capable of safely arresting a B767 from a runway exit speed of 40 kts; all within 200 ft (61 m) of runway end. In 2010 the MPA proposed a program to further improve runway safety. During this program, a new deck structure was constructed at the end of the existing runway safety area (RSA), extending 450 ft (137.2 m) out into Boston Harbor. The existing EMAS bed was removed, and a new EMASMAX bed installed atop the new deck structure capable of arresting a B747 from runway exit speeds of 70 knots.
Installation of the EMASMAX system began in the summer of 2013 following completion of the deck extension into Boston Harbor. The smooth, uneventful installation was completed over a 6 week period. MPA has a second EMAS system in BOS at the departure end of 4R (22L painted end) while also deploying EMASMAX at both ends of runway 11-29 at their other commercial airport in Worchester, MA (ORH).
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