Airfield Pavement Markings

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has listed a publication and on their web-site a document called Known 'Best Practices' for AIRFIELD SAFETY. The idea is to promote these best practices to increase runway safety. A couple of the “Best Practices” were concerning pavement markings. Use standardized "12 inch" and highlighted hold position markings. Maintain runway and taxiway markings. The need for “bright” pavement markings is an essential component of a safety program. Glass beads provide the most critical functions of markings; reflectivity and night time visibility.

The quality of newly installed airfield markings is a direct reflection of both quality workmanship and materials. Time Striping has trained technicians with years of experience laying out and painting runways, taxiways, and all other areas of an airport. Time has the equipment and knowledgeable crews that can handle time sensitive schedules, while maintaining the level of safety airfields demand!

Airfield markings are often either over or under maintained. A common misconception about the marking process is that it is easy and little can go wrong. When the process is done well, the markings can perform effectively for up to five years or more. When the process is done poorly, the markings can fail within weeks or months. So although markings may be an incidental item in an airfield project, they can pose as a significant problem when performance is shortened and safety is compromised. Time can make certain these markings are installed properly and to project and federal specifications.