Runway Traction from the Airline/Pilot Point of View 740499
The purpose of this paper is to focus attention on runway traction problems associated with the operation of high-performance aircraft from an airline pilot's point of view. Because heavy jet aircraft are exposed to a greater risk of skidding on wet slippery runways, runway requirements have become more sophisticated and demanding. The problems of tire hydroplaning and runway slipperiness are particularly hazardous to turbojet operation. Wheel/pavement contact is most significant to stopping and directional control of aircraft movement.