From Our Blog - Airport Engineering & Planning

Porous Pavement Update: How has it performed since 2017?

A Potentially Environmentally Sound Drainage Solution In 2017 Gale used Porous Pavement as a possible “out-of-the-box” solution at an airport that had issues promoting proper drainage from travel lanes. Since the installation, Gale has been tracking its performance...

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Porous Pavement

Porous Pavement

A Potentially Environmentally Sound Drainage Solution Sometimes an “out of the box” solution is needed. The porous pavement (shown on a rainy day) was installed in 2016 in a taxilane between two old T-hangar buildings at a New England airport. It was an...

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Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Artificial turf is appearing on more and more airfields across the globe. Reasons for its use are varied and sometimes unexpected:Eliminates mowing in certain areasMakes areas of an airfield more visibleNeutralizes Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) on...

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Airport Vegetation Management

Airport Vegetation Management

Vegetation management is required at virtually all airports. Overgrown vegetation can cause a variety of problems including: Provides habitats for wildlife, which in turn creates hazards to aircraft operations Tall grass can obstruct airport lighting and signage...

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Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

Using Drones in the Design and Construction Industry

The industry is currently using drones to provide cost-effective and comprehensive analysis of various applications such as high definition building or site photography/video, photogrammetric survey of topography or facilities on project sites.

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FAA DBE Program Resources

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all recipients of federal financial assistance exceeding $250,000 in a federal fiscal year (FFY) to create and implement three-year Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs. These DBE Programs are intended to...

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FAA Offering Rebate for Avionics

The FAA is offering a $500 rebate to general aviation aircraft owners to aid in the cost of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) equipment. Starting in 2020, this equipment will be mandatory for flying in most controlled airspace. The ADS-B Out...

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