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Runway End Safety Areas

Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) are specialized areas at the end of a runway that protect passengers and reduce the severity of damage to an aircraft in the unlikely event of an overrun or undershoot.

We are committed to excellence in safety. This is why YVR is proactively building Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs).

RESAs are specialized areas at the end of a runway that protect aircraft from damage in the unlikely event of an undershoot or overrun which in turn protects passengers and crew from injury and the aircraft from extensive damage.

A RESA increases the level of safety to the travelling public. It offers an area that allows ease of access for emergency-response vehicles by providing an area that is free of obstacles and can support the weight of an aircraft without major structural damage.