Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Patna airport likely to purchase rubber removal machine

Patna: Following surge in air traffic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to purchase a rubber removal machine for the Jayaprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport.
Rubber removal machines are used to remove rubber deposits from touchdown zones on runways and all types of traffic markings from asphalt and concrete runways.
“Rubber is removed from the runway whenever required. The build-up of rubber affects the level of friction of the runway which may cause reduction in braking and ground handling performances. This can lead to incidents such as runway overshooting or a lateral slide off the runway,” Patna airport director Rajender Singh Lahauria said and added the need of a rubber removal machine was felt due to surge in air traffic
07/08/18 Faryal Rumi/Times of India