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Runway engineering - Articles and news items

Brussels Airport plans major runway renovation works

Airport news  •  4 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Brussels Airport has announced it is to carry out major renovation works on runway 01/19 from 26 July to 25 September 2016.

Runway renovation work begins at McCarran International Airport

Airport news  •  27 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The second phase of a $65 million runway renovation project at McCarran International Airport (LAS) has begun replacing the existing asphalt of Runway 7L/25R with more durable concrete.

Joint venture secures first contract in Changi Airport three-runway system

Airport news  •  23 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has awarded a S$1.12 billion contract to a joint venture for the first package of works in the development of a three-runway system at Singapore Changi Airport.

O’Hare International Airport opens new runway and air traffic control tower

Airport news  •  19 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has opened a new East-West parallel runway and air traffic control (ATC) tower as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).

Fort Worth Alliance Airport begins runway extension project

Airport news  •  14 October 2015  •  Kate Douetil

Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Texas announced the multi-year runway extension project for 16R/34L, 16L/34R and Taxiway A to 11,000 feet at the north end, has begun construction.

New pavement technology for Seattle-Tacoma’s runway reconstruction

Issue 3 2015  •  2 June 2015  •  Michael Ehl, Director of Aviation Operations, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Having been in service since the 1960s, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s centre runway is undergoing a major reconstruction to bring it up to modern standards. As Director of Aviation Operations Michael Ehl describes, the development is also an opportunity to introduce new lighting and safety systems...

Renovation of McCarran International Airport continues with reopening of Runway 7L/25R

Airport news  •  27 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas has announced the reopening of Runway 7L/25R part of a $67 million project to replace the runway surface.

Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)

Issue 3 2009, Past issues  •  26 May 2009  •  Mr Ken Balkwill, Consultant to Engineering Sciences Data Unit, London, United Kingdom

The role of the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) in Modelling Performance of Aircraft Tyres on Contaminated Paved Surfaces.

Airport pavement rehabilitation by rubblisation

Issue 5 2008, Past issues  •  30 September 2008  •  Dr. Navneet Garg, Project Manager, Airport Technology R&D Branch, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration

Concrete pavements exhibiting distresses such as cracking, joint deterioration, spalling, and joint faulting can be rehabilitated by constructing a concrete or asphalt overlay. The ‘crack and seat’ technique is the most prevalent method for deteriorated concrete pavement rehabilitation. However, ‘rubblisation’ is fast becoming a popular method of concrete pavement rehabilitation.

ASTM International and friction

Issue 5 2008, Past issues  •  30 September 2008  •  Mr. Frank B. Holt, Chairman of ASTM Committee E17 Vehicle Pavement Systems

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organisations in the world, a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

New loading modules for the pavement test vehicle

Issue 2 2008, Past issues  •  28 March 2008  •  Donald Barbagallo, Project Manager, FAA

From its dedication in 1999, the National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF), of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been tasked with conducting research on both rigid and flexible airport pavements. The facility offers a unique opportunity to study, instrument and record full-depth soil and pavement interactions under a variety of test parameters.

Profiling runways

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Marc Stet, member of the CROW Airport Study Group on PCN and the Study Group on Runway Roughness

Aircraft computer simulation is effective in identifying and assessing aircraft response to pavement roughness, as Marc Stet explains. The responsibility for runway roughness lies with each individual airport operating authority. ICAO’s Annex 14 contains only very general information regarding airfield pavement roughness.

Infrastructure for future capacity

Issue 2 2005  •  10 June 2005  •  Matt Palmer, T5 Airfield Project Leader, BAA Gerry Prickett, Major Projects Director, TPS Richard Moore, Aircraft Pavement Design Engineer, TPS

For an operator such as BAA, innovation in engineering and design starts from the ground up, with its runways future-proofed by TPS Consult.


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