New bearing capacity classification ACR/PCR
The pavement bearing capacity is a key point when it comes to the safety of runways.
Since 1981, it has been mandatory to report on the bearing capacity for airports using the ACN/PCN classification prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has introduced a new classification ACR/ PCR which will take effect in November 2024.
ACR stands for – Aircraft Classification Rating and tells how different aircraft affect pavements.
PCR stands for – Pavement Classification Rating and shows how much weight the pavement can carry.
By using this new ACR/PCR classification, airports can improve their operations, enhance safety, and plan better pavement maintenance.
With the new Dynatest ACR/PCR module for ELMOD available in DynaHub, the new classification can be calculated alongside ACN/PCN until it is fully applicable in November 2024 following FAA AC150/5335-5D.
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