Taxiways and Taxiway Extension
Signature offers a complete line of matting products for use in creating taxi-ways and in extending or supplementing existing taxiways.
Some airports only have a single taxiway and aircraft must travel from the end of a runway back to the taxiway after landing (or vice versa). This limits airfield capacity by limiting the number of aircraft that can land or take off in a designated time period, due to additional on runway taxiing requirements. By adding rapid exit taxiways or a second taxiway at the opposite end of a runway, airfield utilization can be increased. Furthermore, taxiways between hangars, parking areas, and other areas of the airport can be expanded to increase the area for maneuvering traffic. The increased flow of aircraft as a result of deployment of additional taxi-way can be dramatic.
For commercial applications, such increased traffic flow yields higher revenue and increases the airports commercial desirability while for military applications, this increase can enable a wider range of missions, compress mission timeframes, and enable more rapid deployment and recovery of aircraft.
Signature’s composite taxiway mats are designed to be completely modular and may be configured as required at a particular installation. Sections can be stored and deployed as required or transported between sites as needed, depending on current deployments. Depending on the type of aircraft to be supported, Signature offers a range of matting options, from lightweight (single engine propeller aircraft) to heavy weight (cargo planes) and can offer guidance on the right mats for the application.
Products Available for This Application:
MegaDeck HD Matting – MegaDeck HD matting is Signature heaviest duty runway matting option. It is ideal for longer duration projects where a heavy duty matting option is required. MegaDeck HD is ideal for softer soil conditions and incorporates an overlap/underlap connection system that provides additional strength and prevents mud migration from below. Each MegaDeck HD mat is 7.5ft x 14ft and interconnects using Signature’s proprietary locking mechanism, providing incredible strength while aiding rapid landing mat deployment easy. MegaDeck HD is 4 inches thick and is designed to handle softer and more difficult ground conditions, while remaining easy to install, store, transport, and remove.
DuraDeck Matting – Signature’s lightweight landing strip apron and parking option, suitable for lighter aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and drones. Depending on the subsurface DuraDeck may be used for heavier aircraft. DuraDeck is easily deployable, compactly packaged, economical, and is ideal for remote use. DuraDeck comes in 4ft x 8ft, 3ft x 8ft, 3ft x 6ft sections, are just over ½” thick and may be ordered with one of three surface design patterns (smooth, pedestrian friendly and rugged traction).Sections weigh 86lbs. DuraDeck connects using metal connector plates that bolt mats together.