Surface Friction Management at MSP

This article looks at the maintenance programs at Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), the owner/operator of Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP). With four runways, the airport is considered to be the 15th busiest in the world. Its surface friction management program includes the use of Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment in the summer maintenance program. The authors offer a detailed description of both the summer and winter maintenance programs, including correction methods for diminished friction due to the accumulation of tire rubber on landing surfaces (summer maintenance) and runway friction tests conducted in the wake of closure for deicing and snow removal.

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  • Authors:
    • Parus, Joshua
    • Mattson, Jeff
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01052294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2007 7:28AM