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157 The survey findings indicate that endeavors to implement an current cellular cement EMAS technology, and successfully active civil aircraft arresting system would meet with resistance identified options that can provide improved performance, by the aviation community. If pursued, it is recommended that lower cost, and/or higher durability. an educational component be included to increase awareness Pursuing full development and testing of one or more of and reduce misconceptions regarding such systems. these candidate systems would be the next step toward obtain- ing requisite FAA approval. Once fielded, the new arrestor sys- tem would provide additional options to airport operators 15.3. Final Conclusions for achieving RSA compliance. Increasing the choices avail- The research effort achieved its stated objective, which was able would allow decision makers to select the arrestor option to advance the development of alternative civil aircraft arrest- that best fits with the budgetary, climate, and space constraints ing systems. The research evaluated four alternatives to the of the facility.