Video - Mount Gambier Airport upgrade

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Boral Asphalt was engaged by the District Council Of Grant to meet very specific objectives on the Mount Gambier Regional Airport Upgrade Project. The aim of the project was to upgrade the airport pavement to accommodate modern aircraft which have become increasingly bigger, imposing heavier loads and higher tyre pressures than those using the airport when it was first built in World War 2.

The main objectives on all major airport work are to fit activities into a small daily window of opportunity, meet very short project time frames and manage risk. In addition, there is an exacting level of product quality needed to accommodate tight airport specifications.

"Boral provided a very experienced crew fully conversant with laying asphalt on aircraft pavements at night. The resultant improvement in pavement strength has allowed the airport to permit significantly larger aircraft to use the pavement. Previously the airport was limited to 12 tonne aircraft without a concession.This unrestricted weight limit is now of the order of 20 tonne."
Peter Francis, Director, Aerodrome Design Pty Ltd.

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