This article discusses the importance of airport runway friction testing. Since the technical challenges of ensuring satisfactory braking characteristics for aircraft in all runway conditions are significant, several friction testing research programs have been developed. One program, jointly sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada, has worked to develop a consistent friction scale for similar runway conditions in differing environments and to establish reliable correlation between ground vehicle friction measurements and the braking performance of aircraft. The demand for full-width runway testing has increased as data has become easier to retrieve, transmit and analyze electronically. Manufacturers are responding to this need for more accurate and more plentiful data by creating a new generation of fiction testers to provide airport operators with better facilities to record, interpret and act upon runway friction coefficient data.

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    Russell Publishing Limited

    Court Lodge
    Hogtrough Hill
    Brasted, Kent  United Kingdom  TN16 1NU
  • Authors:
    • Mahon, T
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00979229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2004 12:00AM