The document describes the characteristics and mixture designs commonly used in France for all hot bituminous mixtures intended for surface courses or base courses, and for surface dressing and cold coat material. It links the earlier French terminology to the designations defined by NF EN European standards.
Compared to the previous version, the guide introduces a new concept called «aircraft group». This concept is more representative of the impact made by an aircraft on an airport pavement than simply its weight. It is arrived at by taking into consideration the aircraft’s landing gear configuration and tyre pressures.
The document also includes a number of appendices in table form. This approach is intended to help the designer to determine which products to use, and to determine their mechanical performance