Airport Marking - Paint & Bead Durability Study

Airport pavement markings are a critical component of airfield visual aids, and it is especially important that they be properly maintained. In order to accomplish this, airports expend considerable resources to maintain the effectiveness of the marking system. <visual637599660720171139

The approach taken during the course of this project was to evaluate approved paint materials for operational and environmental suitability and install them at an airport test sites. The Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Research, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch, Airport R&D, is currently evaluating paint and bead durability in two areas; retro-reflectivity and chromaticity.

A series of airport pavement markings were placed at the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Newark Liberty International (EWR), Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) for evaluation.

Contact Project Lead Wesley Major