Pavement Test Facilities

The research conducted at ATR’s pavement test facilities supports FAA’s continuing mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.


National Airport Pavement Test Facility (NAPTF): At this state-of-the-art, full-scale pavement test facility, built in partnership with the Boeing Company, FAA researchers conduct full-scale, accelerated pavement testing (APT) on concrete and asphalt pavement structures. LEARN MORE

National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center (NAPMRC): This unique APT research facility allows engineers to investigate the performance of asphalt and other pavement materials indoor and outdoor, at controlled pavement temperatures and aircraft wheel loads. LEARN MORE

NextGen Pavement Materials Lab: This advanced material testing lab is fully equipped to test and characterize HMA mixes, concrete, soils, and aggregate materials used in airport pavement construction. LEARN MORE