The special surface for runways

For more safety

Today, state-of-the-art aircraft and sensitive electronics on board and on the ground enable takeoffs and landings in almost all weather conditions. When landing and during the takeoff phase of an aircraft, a good frictional connection between the tires and the runway surface brings about the required level of safety. To meet the ever-increasing demand for air traffic, all technical and operational possibilities for increasing capacity must be exploited.

The non-slip POSSEHL ANTISKID® can decisively reduce runway occupancy times, increase safety and capacity, and thus improve profitability.

POSSEHL ANTISKID®, a special thin-layer non-skid surface, is manufactured in accordance with the guidelines of the "ICAO-Aerodrome Design Manual Part 3" and the requirements of the "Advisory Circular" of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the design of non-skid surface coverings.

The balanced ratio of micro and macro texture of POSSEHL ANTISKID® significantly reduces the risk of aquaplaning and increases the directional stability of the aircraft in crosswinds. Surface water can flow off unhindered in the depressions between the contact area of the tire and the macrotexture of the ANTISKID® pavement.

The grip in slush, frozen hoar frost, ice film formation or when the surface is wetted with slippery film-forming deicing agent is hardly reduced, the braking distance is not extended and the aircraft's own antiskid braking system is not activated. A gentle touchdown of the aircraft is possible.

Due to the excellent traction properties of POSSEHL ANTISKID® , the rubber abrasion surface in the touchdown area of the runway is also reduced by approx. 40 %.

Michael Dirschedl

Michael Dirschedl

Division Manager Special Pavements for Traffic and Aviation Surfaces

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Meets ICAO's "Design Objective for New Surface", Annex 14 and Airport Services Manual.

Meets the performance definitions of AIR-OPS 1 of the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA

Minimization of friction loss and rolling resistance

Strong improvement in straight-line running - especially in crosswinds

Reduced risk of aquaplaning

Reduced icing of exposed flyover sections in winter