12 August 2002
(NAVAIRINST) 13800.12B, Certification of Expeditionary Airfield AM-2 Mat
Installations, Aircraft Recovery Equipment, Visual/Optical Landing Aids, and
Marking/Lighting Systems, NAVAIR 51-60A-1, AM-2 Airfield Landing Mats and
Accessories; Installation, Maintenance, Repackaging, & Illustrated Parts
Breakdown, and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst
(NAWCADLKE)-MISC 48J200-0011, Expeditionary Airfield AM-2 Mat
Certification Requirements. AM-2 is not an approved runway surface for C-17,
C-5, C-141, KC-10, and KC-135 operations.
(4) Unsurfaced and/or stabilized surfaces are suitable for C-130 and C-
Criteria for Selecting Best Repair Options
2-2.2.1 Aircraft Type and Load. Each aircraft has distinct characteristics (e.g., wing
span, tire pressure, load capacity, braking mechanism) that must be known when
choosing the type of repair to accomplish.
2-2.2.2 Available Material. The type and quantity of material (e.g., backfill, crushed
stone, fiberglass mat, spall) available for a repair.
2-2.2.3 Available Equipment. The type and quantity of various pieces of
construction equipment (e.g., dozer, front-end loader, roller) available for a repair.
2-2.2.4 Repair Quality Criteria (RQC). A single number representing the maximum
allowable repair height in inches various aircraft can tolerate on an MAOS. See
Technical Order (T.O.) 35E2-4-1, Repair Quality Criteria System for Rapid Runway
2-2.2.5 Existing Pavement Structure. The configuration of the current pavement
layers (e.g., concrete, asphalt over concrete, asphalt, concrete slab).
2-2.2.6 Time Criteria. The time allotted to accomplish the repairs before the first
aircraft arrival or departure.
2-2.2.7 Repair Crew Capability. The repair crew's capacity for the task (e.g.,
experience, number of repair people, resource availability).
Equipment and Manpower Requirements
Note: Requirements vary by branch of service, type of unit, and the number of
repair team members assigned. This listing identifies the types of equipment typically
used in ADR.
2-2.3.1 Army. Airborne and Air Assault engineer units have the sole capability of
repairing airfields to obtain a required MOS during forcible entry operations. They
accomplish this mission through the installation of an air-transportable ADR kit. This