1-4 Airport Runway Pavement Condition (Table)

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percent of NPAIS runways

Year Good Fair Poor
2000 73 22 5
2006 77 19 4
2012 80 18 2


Condition Definition    
Poor Large open cracks, surface and edge spalling, vegetation growing through cracks and joints; or widespread, severe cracking with raveling and deterioration.
Fair Mild surface cracking, unsealed joints, and slab edge spalling.
Good No visible deterioration, or all cracks and joints are sealed.

Note: National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) airports include commercial service airports, reliever airports, and selected general aviation airports.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-25, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.