Airfield Pavement Markings - Effective Techniques for Removal and Temporary Applications

During airfield construction projects, it is often required to remove or obliterate the existing aviation pavement markings and to apply temporary markings. These operations can leave scarring, visible on the airfield from the cockpits for years. These remaining traces of former markings can be mistaken by air crews as airfield drivers—as active aviation markings. The risk of confusion can be particularly high by night and on wet, lighted pavements. Aviation markings are critical visual aids and vital in the case of runways. Any risk of confusion is a concern for aviation safety and it can lead to serious and catastrophic accidents. The objective of this research is to identify best practices for the safe, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable removal of existing markings and application of temporary markings on aviation pavement.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20180731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677089
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-19
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM