Benefits to airports

From airside operations to landside operations – it's a win-win

Better operations

Keeping runways open in inclement weather is all about timing. What’s the ideal maintenance schedule? How can you best plan ahead? AST’s surface contamination reports help take the guesswork out of decision-making. Subjectivity is replaced with objective, accurate data and braking forecasts that help you make more informed decisions.

No more guesswork about which surfaces need attention – and when

Our vehicle-mounted sensors can detect contaminants at any point across any airport surface, from runways to roadways. Measurements include coverage area, type of containment, depth (down to 1/1000 of an inch), and air/ground temperatures. Using this data, runway maintenance crews can improve the scheduling and timing of runway treatments. No more maintenance that's either too soon or too late!

Where do YOU fit in this story?

Airport Operations Executive

Your mission is to optimize operational efficiency while minimizing risk to the facility, airlines, and user communities. AST can help mitigate accident risk across the airport, as it can identify contamination missed by other means of assessment, such as manual inspection. AST’s ability to measure contaminant coverage, type, and depth far surpasses that of other measuring techniques. Manual techniques, for example, can fail to detect unsafe conditions until ice has already bonded to the surface.

Airfield Operations Manager

Managing a busy airfield is a high-stakes game in which countless factors are at play, all of which can threaten a smooth-running flight schedule. With surface and landing reports from AST, you now have objective information with which to optimize the usage and availability of all airfield surfaces. Your goal is to avoid runway closures during high traffic periods, limit flight delays and diversions, and improve overall schedule reliability.

Manager – Airside Operations

For airports that spend millions of dollars on FPDs every year, the potential cost savings using AST are significant. Because AST provides the precise nature, location, and magnitude of surface contamination, it eliminates guesswork and enables you to schedule surface maintenance with precision and confidence, without compromising safety. Airfield crews can restrict treatment to specific targeted areas that need it rather than blindly treat them all. They can treat runways, turnoffs, taxiways, and aprons in proportion to their level of contamination.

Manager – Landside Operations

Although an airport's primary focus is on runway surface conditions, landside roads and parking areas are equally vulnerable to risk from surface contamination. By providing information about surface conditions across the entire airport – both airside and landside – AST can help you manage your roadways as well as you manage your runways. You'll know how effective your treatments are and where you need to focus – or NOT focus – your chemical applications.

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