Gravel Runways

Midwest’s Gravel Runway Fines Preservation® Program Addresses the Realities of Aerial Operations in the North

A principle of Midwest’s Gravel Runway Fines Preservation Program is the achievement of fines retention and elimination of gravel loss which results in an increase of CBR and uniform smoothness of the runway. The resulting gravel runway surface is highly resistant to damage from abrasion during take-off and landing.

Over a 20 year lifecycle of a 3000′ x 100′ gravel runway, Fines Preservation can save between 5,000 to 15,000 tons of gravel needed for replacement or overlay.

Engineering Benefits:

Aircraft Performance Benefits:

  • Boeing tested for aircraft surface and parts safety
  • Improve runway smoothness and eliminate on-board vibration
  • Reduce aircraft fatigue affecting landing gear and related structure
  • Reduce rolling resistance
  • Improve braking
  • Minimize rutting
  • Increased margin of safety for take-off and landings
  • Increase passenger comfort

Economic Benefits:

  • Reduce costly equipment and gravel sourcing
  • Reduce Airport Maintenance Cost
  • Reduce
  • Reduce FOD damage to aircraft propellers, tires, flap and belly surfaces
  • Runway performance designs for Dash 8’s, ATRs, Boeing 737s, Hercules and aircraft of the future
  • Maximize onsite gravel supplies
  • Improve both capital and O&M budgets

Environmental Benefits:

  • Envirokleen® & EK35® are certified by the US EPA Environmental Verification Program
  • Envirokleen is certified by the The Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)

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