Pune, 9th March 2021: The weight of a medium size aircraft is about 90,000 kgs. With every landing the tyres of the aircraft hit the runway and leave a few grams of the black rubber behind. With every landing this rubber deposit accumulates and the runway surface becomes smoother and smoother.
Beyond a critical limit the smooth runway surface becomes hazardous and the landing aircraft may skid or slip with disastrous consequences. It is therefore very important to remove the rubber deposits from the runway surface at frequent intervals.
An ultra-modern machine based on water-blasting technology for removal of such rubber deposits is being used at Pune airport.
The safety of aircraft and safety of passengers must always be the most fundamental concerns of an airport operator, informed Pune airport director Kuldeep Singh.
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