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Dust Control on Gravel Runways

Dust control on gravel runways presents an ongoing challenge under the duress of taxiing, takeoff and landing. A runway suffers permanent loss of fines caused by props and jet blasts, and are simultaneously ruined by potholes, rutting and uneven surfaces.

Gravel runways take a severe beating under the duress of taxiing, takeoff and landing. They suffer the permanent loss of fines caused by props and jet blasts, and are ruined by potholes, rutting, and uneven surfaces.

Midwest’s Gravel Runway Program makes dust control on gravel runways, infields and perimeter roads more effective. In fact, our process makes runways stronger, which means they last longer because they are more resistant to the constant assaults made on them by the planes that use them. Midwest’s fines preservation products are also applied to runway shoulders, which often become a source of unwanted dust when subjected to the power of jet blasts.

The bottom line: Our Gravel Runway Program increases the time periods between scheduled maintenance work, thereby decreasing costs over the short-term. In addition, effective dust control on gravel runways will save airlines tens of thousands of dollars annually in both aircraft maintenance and damage repair.


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