Skid resistance properties of airfield pavements as one of the safety assessment parameters of air operations

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The article presents the method for determining the skid resistance properties by estimating quantities characterizing the conditions on the airfield functional elements’ pavements. The skid resistance properties characterise the aircraft’ tire grip to the airfield functional element’s pavements, and this is the ability to produce a friction force between the airfield functional element’s pavement and the aircraft’s wheels under mutual skid conditions. The adhesion is affected by the pavement type and its condition, as well as the presence of contamination, and atmospheric conditions in the vicinity of the airfield. Throughout the world, measures aimed at development of a model for assessing the conditions of the airfield functional elements’ pavements are undertaken. A key element of this process is the personnel identifying specific situations as well as the pilots using the information for safe manoeuvring, especially landing.

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