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Airport Runway Paving Project Benefits from High Accuracy GNSS Machine Control Systems

Alaska's largest city is currently witnessing a case of new technology clearing the way for …new technology. At Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA), Quality Asphalt Paving (QAP, a subsidiary of the Colaska Group), recently performed a major overhaul of the primary north/south runway to accommodate today’s bigger, heavier cargo aircraft. To help make that happen, the Anchorage-based company assembled a fleet of heavy equipment, most of it employing GNSS-based technology. Facing only a six-month window to finish work on the nearly two-mile-long runway, shoulders and adjacent taxiways, QAP got outstanding results in earthmoving, milling and paving, and anticipates easily beating the deadline for completion.

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