Aviation Fibreturf is a natural turf, micro-fibre reinforced rootzone with tremendous load bearing capability of up to 25 tonnes per wheel.
Aviation Fibreturf was originally developed by Fibresand International in partnership with BAE Systems at Cranfield University and has been proven both in the laboratory and in the field, as an emergency surface capable of supporting heavy passenger jet traffic at maximum take-off weight.
Vastly outperforming conventional turf construction, Aviation Fibreturf can quickly provide a cost effective, natural, green pavement solution suitable for most airside applications including taxiway and runway shoulders, runway end safety areas (RESA), general aviation aprons, emergency / heavy vehicle access roads, overspill car parks and more.
The surface is economic by design. Its construction profile is less complex than typically required for traditional hard paving, significantly reducing installation costs both in terms of materials and time.
Aviation Fibreturf increases natural drainage from the surface, eliminating standing water and maintaining its load bearing capacity even when saturated.
Flexibility is a key characteristic of Aviation Fibreturf. It can be lifted and replaced easily, modified or even relocated at a fraction of the cost required to make changes to hard paving, and with little wastage. Renovation of damaged areas is quickly rectified at little expense. Normal grass cutting is and field maintenance is carried out in accordance with individual airport needs.
Aviation Fibreturf has a carbon footprint approximately 10% of that of traditional asphalt or concrete due to its binder free reinforcing system and low-energy mixing process, dramatically reducing the overall carbon footprint of any airfield renovation or construction project.