Airport Friction Testing

If you are an international aerodrome, or a regional airport looking to maintain CASA compliance, evidence safety measures, overlay your runway, or test grooving friction, RETEX can provide you with up to date, CASA and ICAO compliant testing proposals and regimes.

Using Australia’s only certified SARSYS friction value testing units, RETEX will quickly and efficiently measure your entire runway within hours and generate an electronic report against the planned maintenance thresholds. 

Ensuring compliance with CASA Manual of Standards Part 139 – Aerodromes; Section 10.15.2, and ICAO Annex 14 – Aerodrome Design & Operation 8th Ed, we can provide you and your asset management team with real-time electronic reporting, pavement maintenance programming, and the assurance that your runway is keeping passengers and staff safe when flying.

 

 

Capabilities

RETEX believes in helping you to maintain, record, and implement improvement measures to ensure runway safety and compliance.

We operate SARSYS trailer mounted electronic measuring systems, with wireless real-time reporting back to our in-vehicle computer. Continuous wet wheel passes map out the pavement surface friction, and automatically correlates it to the CASA and ICAO planned maintenance lines.

Taking this mapped information, RETEX is then able to prepare a rubber removal proposal, incorporating our high-pressure water blasting capabilities to remove rubber from the runway (grooved or ungrooved) as programmed maintenance. 

RETEX prides itself on delivering succinct and critical data and removal services as one whole package; project managed end to end to ensure consistency and accountability.