Frequently Asked Questions

Aviation

How thick does airport pavement need to be?

The thickness of pavement required for an airport can vary based on pavement use, traffic weight, traffic frequency, soil conditions, climate, and whether the pavement type is rigid or flexible material. Rigid pavements (constructed with concrete) for most general...

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How long does an airport runway need to be?

Runway length is based on a multitude of factors: maximum takeoff weight of aircraft, airport elevation, and temperature to name a few. When determining a runway’s recommended length, it is important to identify a listing of critical aircraft that will have the most...

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