Gold Coast Airport - Friction Testing

Case Name: Maintenance Plan – Friction Testing

Date: 2019 - 2021

Client: Gold Coast Airport

Location: Gold Coast Airport



Consult with Airside Asset Management and Maintenance Plan document which outlines regular friction testing
regime and inspections, including electronic reporting supplied at conclusion of testing. 


  • Provide Maintenance Plan which outlines regulatory requirements for pavement friction values to ensure safe operation of aerodrome.
  • Supply & Perform Friction Testing to runway (both directions)
  • Supply electronic report of test results.
  • Supply client with mapped locations for rubber removal, if required
  • Supply and Perform rubber Removal via Waterblasting to runway at specified locations as required.
  • Contain all FOD, debris, excess water, waste and other via self-contained vacuum unit.
  • Dispose of all waste via certified waste management procedures.
  • Supply certified waste management certificate at completion of works.
  • Supply all water and other associated items where water is not available onsite.



"Extremely positive and it was so reassuring"

"Thanks to George, and the RETEX team. I just wanted to drop you an email to say a big “Thank You” for all your efforts during the planning and delivery phase of the recent runway friction testing and rubber removal program, prior to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The time, assistance, and patience you provided when working with us to ensure our runway pavement was safe for international guests is something we are very grateful for.

The feedback we have received from our airside operations teams with regards to the services you provided was extremely positive and it was so reassuring to hear that they found you very easy to work with."