Airport Pavement Maintenance


The Airport Pavement Maintenance course explores the key concepts relating to the maintenance and rehabilitation of airport pavements.

The course can be taken as part of the Certificate in Airport Pavement Fundamentals for those wishing to gain a more complete understanding of the key concepts and considerations across the pavement lifecycle.

The Airport Pavement Maintenance course also forms part of the Certificate in Airfield Maintenance for those seeking a broad understanding of how to effectively plan and implement airfield maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of, and need for, airport pavement maintenance.
  • Describe the most common maintenance activities performed on airport pavements.
  • Recall the most common strategies for rehabilitating airport pavements.
  • Describe the importance of, and techniques for, managing pavement surface friction.
  • Understand the role of pavement maintenance in preventing pavement generated foreign object debris (FOD).

Who Should Enrol?

  • Airport operations staff and managers, regulators and inspectors, engineers, project managers, and others who are responsible for designing, constructing, evaluating, or maintaining airfield pavements.
  • Anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of airfield pavements.

 Course Content

This course covers the following topics:


  • The importance of, and key principles for, airport pavement maintenance.
  • ICAO requirements and guidance materials for pavement maintenance.

Pavement Inspections

  • The purpose of, and methods for, inspecting and assessing the condition of airport pavements.
  • How the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) works.

Common Maintenance Activities

  • Common maintenance activities, including those specific to rigid and flexible pavements.


  • What is pavement rehabilitation and when may it be required?
  • Key considerations and strategies when rehabilitating airport pavements.

Friction Management

  • The importance of maintaining airport pavement surface friction.
  • Key strategies for assessing and managing runway surface friction – inspections, friction testing, and treatments.

Foreign Object Debris Control

  • The risk posed by, and potential sources of, foreign object debris (FOD).
  • Key elements of a FOD management program.
  • Strategies for reducing pavement generated FOD.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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$195.00 USD