›Why 10,000 pounds of rubber are stripped from runways
transport04:53Why 10,000 pounds of rubber are stripped from runwaysAirport runways are covered in rubber skid marks as planes land and their tires go from stationary to mo...ving. The rubber marks can create hazardous situations as more rubber builds up, reducing the friction needed to safely land a plane. Rubber removal has become a standard practice on runways to ensure safe landings. We explore the importance of removing the rubber buildup and how it is done.