Implementation of a Pavement Management System for Virginia's General Aviation Airports: Final Report

Report No: 91-R3

Published in 1990

About the report:

This report summarizes the activities undertaken to implement a pavement management system at 56 general aviation airports coming under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Aviation (VDOAV). The system, which is called Micro-PAVER, is a proprietary program developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is reported to be used at many airports in the U.S. and abroad and by many local government agencies in the U.S. Implementation involved the training and the use of highway employees as airport inspectors, the development of an historical data base for each airport, cataloging the current condition of each runway pavement, and the development and inclusion of feasible maintenance policies and their estimated costs in a computer package. Finally, a series of condition and projected future condition reports as well as reports concerning the estimated rehabilitation costs were developed from the computer package for each airport. The project covered a period of approximately 18 months and utilized nearly 50 VDOT employees. Several recommendations to the VDOAV concerning the future of general aviation airport pavement management are included.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Kenneth H. McGhee

Last updated: December 26, 2023

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