Rubber Buildup, Decreased Friction, & Deteriorated Surfaces.
Leaving a runway surface untreated will allow rubber to build up, decreasing the surface friction and overall safety of your runway. Avion is the smartest solution to rubber removal because it is environmentally friendly and doesn’t destroy the surface of your runway like high pressure water.
Safety’s Biggest Rival
Rubber build-up on airport runways is recognized by the FAA as a major safety hazard, frequently causing aircraft overrun and run-off incidents. Rubber build-up worsens as jet exhaust, hydraulic oil, and dirt cakes to the rubber, reducing the frictional qualities of the landing surface, particularly when wet.
High pressure water blasting has been the method of cleaning runways since the early 70s. This blasting causes immense pavement stress, leading to spalling and joint sealant separation. High pressure water blasting is also known to reduce surface friction by polishing the micro-texture of the runway.
Over time, the skid-resistance of runway pavement deteriorates due to a number of factors. The primary ones being mechanical wear and polishing action from aircraft tires rolling or braking on the pavement and the accumulation of contaminants, like rubber, on the surface.
The Smart Solution To Rubber Removal
Avion pushes the envelope in runway rubber removal taking safety and effectiveness to the next level. Don’t damage your runways with high pressure water blasting or endanger your personnel with harmful chemicals. Use the smart solution in runway rubber removal