Condition Evaluation of General Aviation Airport Runway Pavements

A total of 137 runways from 107 general aviation airports across the state of Kansas were surveyed in 2008 to assess runway pavement condition in terms of the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). Approximately 68% of the sections surveyed were in “good” to “satisfactory” condition. About 21% of the sections studied were in “fair” condition. Overall, the condition of the network can be rated as “satisfactory.” Deterioration prediction models were developed for the asphalt and concrete surface types. The results show that as much as 44% of the network could have a “fair” rating by 2013 if the sections receive only routine maintenance. The budgeting report developed shows that the 108 runways of the 78 general aviation airports eligible for federal funding could be brought to a “satisfactory” rating or above (i.e. average PCI ≥ 70) by spending approximately $15 million annually for five years.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 572-580
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015: Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01568790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479216
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2015 3:02PM