Aviation Dust Control
For Public, Private, and Military Airports
Ensuring aviation dust control at public, private, military airports, and airfields are critical for visibility. It also impacts air quality and the safety of the pilots and their passengers. What areas that create fugitive dust when the wind blows or aircraft is landing are you addressing?
Just running a water truck or hand spraying the areas may not be enough. And it may be costing you more than it should long term. When an environmentally friendly dust control palliative solution is applied, it secures blowing dirt and dust that can reduce visibility and cause aircraft repair issues.
Dust control solutions save airfields money by reducing water, employee, and equipment expenses. Areas that are treated will go from needing to be watered once or more a day, on a weekly or even biweekly schedule. This will free up staff and equipment to address other projects.
What areas create fugitive dust?
When the wind blows or aircraft are landing some of the areas Desert Mountain Corporation has treated for aviation dust control include dirt or gravel runways, aprons, taxiways, parking lots, over-runs, adjacent lots, helicopter pads, and storage pads.
According to the FAA, aviation dust control – controlling fugitive dust on remote and gravel airstrips – will help prevent deterioration of the aircraft and help eliminate trouble with front areas on the plane and the cooling air vents that are “susceptible to issues from gravel, dust, and dirt.”
And the Department of Defense publication, “Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) Dust Control for Roads Airfields and Adjacent Areas” provides a very thorough overview of the standards expected for dust control at the military airfields and options to achieve them.
“Dust control becomes desirable when man needs to occupy land areas adjacent to the dust-producing areas or is required to conceal military activities. The control of dust is also an important factor to consider for lengthening the life of vehicles and their engines.”
Soil Stabilization - Building a Runway with Surface-Loc
Desert Mountain was selected to help with soil stabilization while building a runway for an airfield in New Mexico. This airfield is designed as the first commercial spaceport in the world. We worked with first class contractors to build and stabilize a 12,000-foot by 200-foot runway that will be used for experimental aircraft and flights returning from space missions.
Ultimately, the number one concern at any airport or airfield is the safety of those that utilize it and their staff. The safety and health benefits of treating the dirt and gravel areas at an airport with Desert Mountain Corporation’s customized natural and polymer solutions include:
- Safer landings
- Less visibility issues
- More stable runways
- Less employee health issues
Desert Mountain Corporation can demonstrate how our aviation dust control solutions will ensure that you meet the Federal, State, County, and Municipal standards and save you money in the long run.
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