The main runway at Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, is receiving – since today (5) – restoration works, which required the closure until September 5, the date scheduled for completion. During work, the airport’s runway will continue to operate normally. The investment will be R$ 11.5 million.
The works include milling services (removal) of the existing asphalt, execution of structural layer of asphalt concrete (CBUQ) with grooving in the headland region, and application of the frictional surface layer (CPA) over the entire length of the track. The CPA technique does not use transversal amendments to the pavement, requiring continuous work for its best result, avoiding interruptions.
“The porous friction layer is a new technology, it was the same used at the Santos Dumont [airport], in Rio de Janeiro, and it allows a quick flow of rainwater, and with that it increases the adherence of aircraft tires at landings, improving security a lot, “explained the superintendent of Congonhas Airport, João Márcio Jordão,
He said the runways were in good condition, but this is periodic maintenance, done every ten years, to maintain operational safety.
The works were scheduled for next year, but with the flow of passengers and aircraft reduced in the terminal, due to the pandemic of the COVID-19, Infraero (Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company) decided to anticipate the service.
“We carried out an intense and very well planned plan with all the bodies involved and carried out the bidding process. The chosen month, August is a period that historically has no rain, which allows for very rapid evolution [of the works]. Next year, when the movement is more heated, we will not have the problem of needing to paralyze in any way for an intervention of this size “, stated Jordão.
Information from Agência Brasil.