International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards require runways to be maintained to provide good friction characteristics. Every International aerodrome or a regional airport must define minimum friction levels below which a runway is considered ‘Slippery When Wet’, meaning restrictions apply to aircraft performances. Aerodrome operators must plan maintenance actions never to have friction characteristics below the minimum friction levels.

At RETEX, we can provide certified CASA and ICAO compliant testing to your Aerodrome operators or asset management teams. With real-time electronic reporting, pavement maintenance programming, and the assurance that your runway keeps passengers and staff safe when flying.

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.

We ensure compliance with CASA Manual of Standards Part 139 – Aerodromes; Section 6.09, and ICAO Annex 14 – Aerodrome Design & Operation 8th Ed.





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 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 can then 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.



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