Runway Friction Testing

Why Friction Test?

With millions of aircraft taking-off and touching-down at airports around the world every day, it is important to know that your runway is up to the job and won’t be the cause of an incident due to poor friction. For all runways, good rideability and knowledge of friction characteristics are paramount for safety and effective maintenance cost planning. The friction properties of a surface represent the interface between the pavement and the aircraft using it and have a significant influence on operations. Aside from peace of mind, it is also an international requirement with civilian and military standards such as CAP683, ICAO Annex 14 and MAA RA3500 Series formally regulating the procedures and equipment to ensure runway safety remains at the highest level.

With years of experience, Pro Friction Services’ engineers are leading experts in conducting runway friction tests throughout the UK and globally. Operating three CAA accepted Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment (CFME) devices, Pro Friction Services are perfectly equipped to perform safety critical runway friction tests and support independent evaluations for military, civilian and international customers. Employing Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEP) and regularly serviced equipment, Pro Friction Services are always available and ready to respond to any customer requirement. Our years of experience mean that friction tests are professionally conducted with little or no disruption to flights or airport operations.

Experts in Friction Testing

Over the years, our engineers have successfully completed runway friction tests and provided expert knowledge and support to customers throughout the UK and globally.

Throughout any friction survey, Pro Friction Services always operate to the strict criteria and relevant international standards of CAP683, ICAO Annex 14 and MAA RA3500 Series.


CAA accepted Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment

Suitably Qualified and Experienced engineers

Detailed friction contour maps, easily highlighting areas of poor friction

Support to UK civilian, military and international customers

Independent assessments and evaluations

Certification of new runway surfaces or re-evaluation of existing runway surfaces

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