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Midwest case study reveals runway visibility problems for Air Force. Dust clouds create poor visibility during takeoff and landing – Midwest’s solution.
Background. A United States Air Force base located in a desert region was subject to large dust clouds resulting from the silty soil on the base.
Problem. Poor visibility during takeoff and landing was a serious safety issue for pilots. Further, the friction cased by small particulates that penetrated moving engine parts, triggered mechanical stress and maintenance problems.
Solution. Midwest's Soil-Sement provided a cost-effective, safe, and efficient way to increase California Bearing Ratio values and stabilize the infield, thereby preventing dust and debris from becoming airborne during jet blast. A dust–free infield reduced PM10 emissions, improved visibility, decreased maintenance issues and boosted safety.