Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Peter Ellison asked by email what would happen in the event of an emergency if a plane slipped off the runway.

Henk: The width of the runway has been extended by another 20 meters for safety. We consider safety a major issue and made calculations on the necessary runway dimensions.

Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Henk Hesselink conducts his work from the Netherlands Aerospace Centre and has received funding from the European Commission to research circular runways, leading a consortium of five European research institutes. In response to all the feedback to the video, he wanted to clarify the scope of the project.



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