United States Air Force Academy (AFF)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)
Baltimore, Maryland
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Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST)
Yeşilköy, Turkey
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Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston, Massachusetts
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John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Jamaica, New York
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Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Mississauga, Ontario
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Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Chicago, Illinois
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Protect More – Aviation Turf For Erosion Control And Safety Enhancements

The AvTurf system replaces the natural grass ground cover at an airport to provide erosion control, reduce debris-causing effects of jet blast, deter birds and animals, and stabilize runway and taxiway shoulders and infield islands. It also enhances pilots’ visibility on approach, reduces maintenance needs in safety areas, and provides stable areas for emergency response vehicles to drive through and directly to a situation. LEARN MORE

FOD

(FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS)

AvTurf synthetic turf helps airport operators easily identify and remove FOD from the artificial turf installation areas.

VISUAL RECOGNITION

AvTurf enhances the visual delineation for pilots and airport ground crew. It can be used for painted infield islands and decommissioned high speed exits or taxiways in lieu of painted yellow X’s.

INCURSIONS

Installing artificial turf on airport property minimizes the need for equipment or personnel to be in or around runway/ taxiway safety areas.

EROSION

AvTurf artificial turf is resistant to erosion created by jet blast, creating a stable area for runway and taxiway shoulders.

DRAINAGE

Water drains easily through AvTurf. Sand infill is a natural filter that can drain approximately 60 gallons (227 liters) of water per sq. ft. per hour.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Burrowing species cannot penetrate the synthetic turf backing and are forced to move away from the installation area.

ARFF RESPONSE

Covering infield islands with AvTurf creates a stable area that allows emergency response equipment quicker access during all types of weather.

BIRD STRIKES

Bird strikes cost the aviation industry $1.2 billion per year. AvTurf creates an environment free of food, water and shelter for birds. AvTurf alongside runways will reduce the potential for bird strikes.

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AVTURF STANDARDS AND TESTING LEARN MORE

  • WIND TUNNEL & BURN TESTS: AvTurf demonstrated superiority in adhesion and lack of flammability
  • JET BLAST: AvTurf did not show signs of movement or uplift from jet blast on runway
  • DRAINAGE: AvTurf can accommodate high rainfall rates, when placed over a highly permeable layer
  • LOAD BEARING: AvTurf can support ultra-heavy loads, including large aircraft and emergency response equipment
  • ASTM: Meets the applicable compliance installation requirements

INSTALLATION LOCATIONS 

AvTurf has many installations located all over the world.  Click on a location to learn more about the installation and why the airport chose to install AvTurf. SEE MORE

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INSTALLATION SPOTLIGHT

Training Runway for US Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, CO USA - 1.4 million sqft- world’s largest single area of aviation turf

Vibrations during landing, ruts and depressions can cause harm to the fiberglass in the Academy’s TG-16 planes, which is amplified on the natural grass landscape. The durable artificial turf reduces these hazards and greatly improves the life expectancy of the fleet. The surface also shortens the recovery and re-staging time between flights and allows landing of more gliders at a time. According to the Air Force Academy, the airfield “averages more than 17,000 sorties and 5,700 hours of combined flight time per year.”