Arresting gear systems are installed on runways of French Navy airfields receiving aircraft equipped with arrestor hook. These systems allow simulations of deck landings and also provide emergency braking devices for aircraft landing or stopping at the end of the runway in case of aborted take-off. They are essential for a safe training of Navy airplane pilots.
The successful operation of these facilities is related to combined actions of staff and services in charge of preventive and corrective maintenance of all levels.
This technical guidance is intended for personnel of French Navy airfields responsible for the operation and maintenance of these arresting gear systems. It is a compendium of actions to ensure proper operation.