Braking Action on Runway during Monsoon
action in aviation is a description of how easily an aircraft can
stop after landing on a runway. Runway braking conditions are reported as
good, fair, poor and nil, to give pilots some idea of how controllable the
aircraft will be during taxi, takeoff and landing. For safety, an advisory is
included in the Automatic Terminal Information Service.
During the monsoon every year, there
are runway excursions or overshooting of the runway by
aircraft. Many of these can be prevented if the required data like the presence
of standing water and its depth and braking action are given.
There is the layer if water
between the aircraft tires and runway thus reducing the friction to a level
that results in aircraft skidding and overshooting the runways. In some
airports, runway condition sensors are installed and flush embedded in the
runways which provide real time runway surface condition by providing water
amount measurement, Surface temperature measurement and the freezing point.
With technology, our airports
are getting more and safer during the extreme weather conditions.