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Direction générale de l'aviation civile (DGAC)

Service technique de l'aviation civile

Technical Information

The decelerometer is a discontinuous measurement device of runways coefficient of friction. It is used especially by airport runway inspectors to characterize the surface condition of a runway in poor weather conditions.

The decelerometer is easy to use, relatively inexpensive and less bulky than most other devices.

Although it is commonly used in airports, there are only few recommendations or guidelines on its setting up and operational use. This technical information note solves this lack of information by providing recommendations so that runway inspectors can use this device to obtain accurate measurements.

The recommendations have been established from the current state of the art and from experiments conducted by the STAC.


Editor STAC
Publication year 2016
Format A4
Pages number 20