Equally important is the finding that grooves with sharp edges are more effective than rounded groove edges. This vital NASA research has led to the current FAA recommended runway grooving configuration of ¼x¼-inch (groove depth and width), spaced 1-½ inches center to center, which is used on most major runways in the U.S.
With the Approach and Landing Safety Tip, the FAA is insisting on a safer surface for all runways by using a grooved surface. A saw-cut transverse-grooved concrete landing surface will increase the potential that all aircraft will have a safe, uneventful landing every time, despite the weather.
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Grooving & Grinding By John Roberts, International Grooving & Grinding Association January/ February 2001 Options for maintaining pavement smoothness at reduced costs As...
A series of runway foul-ups at Denver International Airport over the past year - including two near-collisions - has forced a major overhaul of the airport's runway- and taxiway-safety...