|Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 9):|
Block paving is very common at airports. All over Heathrow and Gatwick. It works fine when its built correctly but if it's not maintained well then that happens
|Quoting traindoc (Reply 14):|
But this is the third world, don't forget. Do you want to fly them or other airlines from the non developed world? This is not the only place in which they cut corners!
|Quoting N14AZ (Reply 7):|
I think I never saw an apron made of bricks. The picture with all the stones on the stabilizer made me laugh.
|Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 19):|
At least until recently there was part of the ramp around LHR T1 made of brick
|Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 20):|
It's still there. Pier 4A where Aer Lingus use is all block paving. All of Southampton Airport's apron is block paving as is a whole pier at Glasgow.
Block paving is surprisingly capable, cost effective and quick to construct. As I mentioned before if it's not looked after we see exactly what happened there in Pakistan. It is generally not recommended to construct aircraft pavements in blocks where it is subjected to high thrust. Have a look at this link and go to paragraph 3 http://www.sept.org/techpapers/1349.pdf
|Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 18):|
The horizontal stabilizer with the bricks on top takes the cake. I couldn't control my laughter seeing that.
|Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 23):|
But is there mortar holding the blocks together at Glasgow and Southampton?
I just can't imagine using dry-fit patio variety pavers for an airport apron as shown.....
|Quoting Part147 (Reply 21):|
I bet it was the pesky ground-hugging, minimal-clearance, low-slung, 737 engine that made it much worse!
|Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 10):|
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 8):
Which airport is this please.
Sialkot international Airport -Pakistan
|Quoting goosebayguy (Reply 36):|
I'm a little confused. Surely someone was on the long lead directing the ground run? This looks as though that didn't happen. Or the guy was looking elsewhere for half an hour.
traindoc wrote:Very impressive pictures. But this is the third world, don't forget. Do you want to fly them or other airlines from the non developed world? This is not the only place in which they cut corners!
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