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On this page you will find information about the airports where Aviation Grade Artificial Turf has been installed.

IATA – ICAO:  EGLC

Location: RWY 27 
TWY M

troitscription: 360 m² Jetblast area

Date: 2017

IATA – ICAO:  Private

Location: Namagri, Driveway

Description: Groundcover test installation
 1,8 x 6,5 m

Date: 2017

IATA – ICAO:  EGTE

Location: Exeter EX5 2BD

Description: Helipad ø12 and passenger walkway with embedded logo

Date: 2017

IATA – ICAO:  Private

Location: Ashley green road, Bucks HP5 3PF

Description: Pressmore lodge, private helipad ø12

Date: 2017

IATA – ICAO:  EKBI

Location: Air Service

Description: Helipad 15x20m

Date: 2016

IATA – ICAO:  EKKA

Location: Flight Training Academy

Description: Groundcover test installation 2×2 m under cones

Date: 2016

IATA – ICAO:  KTM – VNKT

Location:  RWY 02/20 – TWY J

Description: TWY J , with center marking along RWY 02/20

Date: 2015

IATA – ICAO:  KTM – VNKT

Location: Helicopter appron

Description: Double Helipad

Date: 2015

IATA – ICAO: KRP – EKKA

Location: RWY 32/27L

Description: Intersection and PAPI

Date: 2014

IATA – ICAO: KRP – EKKA

Location: TWY S

Description: Decommissioned parking no. 122-124 along TWY S

Date: 2014

IATA – ICAO: Private

Location: ITG

Description: Private helipad 12×12 m – with acces ramp

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: Private

Location: In front of restaurant

Description: Private helipad, 12×12 m

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: EBJ – EKEB

Location: RWY 26

Description: PAPI installation

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: BLL – EKBI

Location: Check Point Nord

Description: Security fence

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: ODE – EKOD

Location: RWY 13/31 –TWY C

Description: Grass RWY & TWY markings and lamps

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: HNL – PHNL

Location: TW G

Description: 5.852 m² Infield Islands

Date: 2015

IATA – ICAO: SFB – KSFB

Location: RW 18 Blast-pad

Description: 6.354 m² RSA for Wildlife Control.

Airports deter wildlife around runway safety zones with synthetic turf. Austin, Texas – When hundreds of burrowing gopher tortoises made home in Orlando Sanford International’s runway grass, the unassuming reptiles created a glaring problem for airport operational safety.

Date: 2014

IATA – ICAO: AUH – OMAA

Location: RW 13L/31R & TWY shoulders

Description: 135.000 m² logo, 8 meter shoulders, high speed exits.

Passengers gazing out their window when landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) are greeted by a striking green and white airside welcome mat. The eye-catching 25x75m design is adorned with the Abu Dhabi Airport logo, and is the first ever such installation using aviation turf.

Date: 2014

IATA – ICAO: KWI – OKBK

Location: VIP Terminal Ramp/TW

Description: 20.000 m² Infield Islands

With a dry and arid environment where temperatures can easily exceed 125o F, natural turf is not a feasible option due to the significant amount of irrigation required to support growth year round. While the test location does not extend a great distance along runway 33R, it has demonstrated the ability to lower maintenance requirements through the reduction of sand or FOD encroaching on the runway area adjacent to the site. This added safety feature allows pilots to better gauge approaches to KWI, especially during or after a sandstorm.

Date: 2014

IATA – ICAO: CAE – KCAE

Location: Run-up Pads at RW 29 Entrance

Description: 531 m² Delineation of TW’s

Date: 2013

IATA – ICAO: AUH – OMAA

Location: TW

Description: 1.000 m² TSA

Date: 2012

IATA – ICAO: BOS – KBOS

Location: RWY 4/22 & RWY 15R/33L & TW F

Description: 1.500 m² RSA of RW’s Intersection

Date: 2012

IATA – ICAO: JFK – KJFK

Location: TWs Q & P

Description: 4.740 m² TSA

Date: 2012

IATA – ICAO: AFF – KAFF

Location: Sail Plane Landing Area

Description: 131.645 m² Lanes 1 – 4 of SPLA

Vibrations during landing, ruts and depressions can cause harm to the fiberglass in the Academy’s TG-16 planes, which is amplified on the natural grass landscape. The durable artificial turf reduces these hazards and greatly improves the life expectancy of the fleet. The surface also shortens the recovery and restaging time between flights and allows landing of more gliders at a time. According to the Air Force Academy, the airfield “averages more than 17,000 sorties and 5,700 hours of combined flight time per year.”

Date: 2011

IATA – ICAO: BNA – KBNA

Location: TWYs K/T4/T5

Description: 7.800 m² RSA.

The 7.800 m² project was a part of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authorities (MNAA) Reconstruction of Taxiway T4 & S. This safety enhancing application of artificial turf is the first of its kind in the Southeast Region of the United States. Artificial turf has been identified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a viable and more noticeable alternative to paint or other airport markings used to identify non-movement areas on an airport.

Date: 2011

IATA – ICAO: SIN – WSSS

Location: Cargo Ramp

Description: 1.000 m² Cargo Ramp Erosion Control

Date: 2011

IATA – ICAO: JED – OEJN

Location: RW 16R/34L

Description: 1.000 m² RSA

Date: 2011

IATA – ICAO: DTW – KDTW

Location: RWY 9L/27R & RW3L/21R & TW V

Description: 20.903 m² RSA Shoulders

Date: 2010

IATA – ICAO: BOS – KBOS

Location: RWY 9/27 & RWY 15R/33L & TW C/D

Description: 7.710 m² RSA of RW’s Intersection

Date: 2009

IATA – ICAO: IST – LTBA

Location: TWYs G/H/S

Description: 4.300 m² RSA Erosion Control

Date: 2009

IATA – ICAO: KWI – OKBK

Location: RWY 15R/33L

Description: 1.000 m² RSA End

Date: 2009

IATA – ICAO: DTW – KDTW

Location: RWY 9L/27R & RW3L/21R & TW V

Description: 20.903 m² RSA Shoulders

Date: 2009

IATA – ICAO: MAD – LEMD

Location: RWY 15R/33L & TW A

Description: 14.186 m² RSA & TSA Glue Down, Decom. TW’s.

Madrid Airport Installs Artificial Turf to Solve Potential Taxiway Incursions.

Date: 2009

IATA – ICAO: BWI – KBWI

Location: RWYs 15/R33L & 10/28

Description: 2.523 m² RSA of RW’s Intersection.

Date: 2008

IATA – ICAO: BOS – KBOS

Location: TXY A/E/F/K/Q, RWY 4/22, RWY15/33

Description: 6.045 m² Infield & TSA & RSA of RW’s

Date: 2007

IATA – ICAO: JFK – KJFK

Location: RWY 22R-4L & 13R-31L RWY & TWY K

Description: 5.111 m² RSA of RW’s Intersection

Date: 2007

IATA – ICAO: ATL – KATL

Location: RWY 10/28

Description: 250 m² RSA.

A Myriad of Solutions In conjunction with the ongoing airport improvements at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, airport personnel decided to evaluate artificial turf as a solution for erosion, wildlife mitigation, reduced maintenance, and visual enhancement. The Eastern most point of the turf installation is located near Taxiway SG16, and approximately 150 feet separates Runway 10/28 and the Northern side of the artificial turf. With dimensions of approximately 18’ x 150’, the artificial turf is trenched and buried along the northern, eastern, and western sides and is attached to a header board system along the southern side of the turf.

Date: 2006

IATA – ICAO: 5V4

Location: RWY 17/35

Description: 4.394 m² GA Artificial Turf Runway

First Airfield Synthetic Grass Runway for General Aviation In August of 2004, with the first takeoff and landing on a synthetic grass runway at Calhan Airport. The Pilot, Mark Shook from Peyton, CO made the historic flight. Since the middle of August, the 56,000-square-foot artificial turf runway has experienced numerous General Aviation operations including gliders, tow planes, and helicopters. “It is the smoothest and most visible surface I ever used,” remarked one pilot. Before installing the runway system, controlled lab testing was performed to ensure material integrity and strength. In addition to the lab testing, special aircraft were outfitted with electronic measuring equipment, which took readings on wheel friction, braking coefficients, airframe stress, and aircraft drag. This information is critical in regards to aircraft performance standards to ensure the highest degree of safety. To date the runway has endured numerous take off and landings from various types of general aviation aircraft and the artificial turf still performs like the day it was installed.

Date: 2004

IATA – ICAO: YYZ – CYYZ

Location: RWY 15L/33R

Description: 232 m² RSA

Date: 2002

IATA – ICAO: AFF – KAFF

Location: RWY 16R/34L

Description: 2.500 m² RSA & Sail Plane Staging Area

Date: 2011

IATA – ICAO: ORD – KORD

Location: RWY 14L/32R & TW A17/P3/D3/D7

Description: 172 m² RSA & TSA & D3 Service Road

Date: 2002

IATA – ICAO: MDW – KMDW

Location: RWY 4R/22L & RW 31C/13C TW R

Description: 120 m² Blast Test Plot & TSA

Date: 2002

IATA – ICAO: DTW – KDTW

Location: RWY 9L/27R

Description: 130 m² RSA H/S Exit Shoulder

Date: 2002

IATA – ICAO: MDW – KMDW

Location: TW W Island

Description: 100 m² Original Test Plot

Date: 2000

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