Why Do Airports Use Artificial Turf?

Did you know that artificial turf is becoming popular at airports? There are many reasons why artificial turf has advantages over natural grass. Rescue and firefighting equipment and vehicles can reliably drive on the artificial turf surfaces, as can planes that veer off the runway. Artificial turf provides no food, shelter or water for wildlife, which reduces the risk of wildlife colliding with planes. Artificial turf will not wash away or become muddy, and that helps to stabilize runway and taxiway shoulders. Artificial turf has less maintenance, which means fewer workers need security clearances. And there is less chance of runway incursions by maintenance machines. These are just some of the reasons why today’s modern airports are using beautiful artificial turf.