Non-Destructive Testing and Pavement Evaluation at Sana'a International Airport Yemen

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Start Date:
November 30, 2002
Completion Date:
January 20, 2003

Project Description

Civil Aviation Authority of Yemen planned to rehabilitate/reconstruct the existing Airfield Pavements including Runway, Taxiways and Aprons at Sana'a International Airport (covering overall length of 10,000 m.) In order to set a strategy of the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the existing Airfields it has been decided by the Authority to execute a comprehensive Pavement Evaluation Program using (Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer KUAB 240), capable of simulating Aircraft Axle Load on the Airfield Pavement to produce Deflection Basin, representative of the Pavement Condition.


ECIL provided the following services to the client:

Non-Destructive Testing:

  1. Detailed visual condition survey to establish PCI (Pavement Condition Index)

  2. Non-Destructive Testing using Heavy Falling Weight Deflectometer (HFWD) Kuab 240

  3. Analyse and Evaluate the Deflection Data


A comprehensive Technical Report was furnished, which comprised of Pavement Analysis and Pavement Evaluation based on Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing Results. The other components of the report where the detailing of the various project activities, results of field investigations and conclusions draw from the study and recommendations to address the problems revealed during the course of study.