Paris Airport Chooses Synthetic Turf for Runway Edges

 - March 30, 2009, 10:33 AM

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has installed FieldTurf synthetic turf on the edges of the Romeo runway. The artificial grass helps provide visual contrast for runway edges and assists with water drainage and reduction of FOD generated by natural turf, according to manufacturer FieldTurf Tarkett. Another benefit of synthetic turf is that it doesn’t provide food, water and shelter for animals. Unlike older types of fake turf, which used lead to achieve the green color, FieldTurf is lead-free and helps airports qualify for credits under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system. FieldTurf is also installed at airports in Boston, New York (La Guardia) and San Francisco.