1.1 This practice outlines measurement procedures of surveys for the assessment of surface friction characteristics of aerodrome runways using continuous measurement devices for tire-surface friction or a combination of continuous measurement devices for tire-surface friction and surface texture. 1.2 The types of surveys included in this practice are: (1) runway classification survey for annual or other long-term periodic assessment or when a runway has been newly constructed, resurfaced, surface treated, or retextured; (2) runway monitoring survey for the detection of surface aggregate polishing wear or rubber deposits; and (3) runway monitoring survey for the detection of winter contaminants. 1.3 This practice defines standard formats for the survey results to be made available for aerodrome owners, licensees, users, or agencies performing classification or monitoring of the runway surface characteristics. 1.4 This practice does not include definitions of standard reporting formats for the dissemination of survey results to runway users (airmen, airlines).
Aviation is by nature international. Standard methods for surveying airport movement areas are desired for establishing common international practices. Over the last decade, a number of new developments need to be incorporated into standards and guidance material. The users of the proposed standard will be the air transport industry and its regulators worldwide, government agencies dealing with airports, international aviation organizations, airport operators, and airport technical service companies.
runway friction; assessment of surface friction characteristics of aerodrome runways; runway texture; runway survey
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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