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FAA PAVEAIR Web-Based Pavement Management Software. What is an Airport Pavement Management System?. Discussed in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5380-7A A system which identifies optimum strategies to maintain pavements at an adequate level of serviceability

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Faa paveair web based pavement management software

FAA PAVEAIRWeb-Based Pavement Management Software

What is an airport pavement management system

What is an Airport Pavement Management System?

  • Discussed in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5380-7A

  • A system which identifies optimum strategies to maintain pavements at an adequate level of serviceability

  • Includes systematic procedures for scheduling maintenance and rehabilitation activities

  • Optimizes benefits while minimizing cost

History of airport pavement management systems apms

History of Airport Pavement Management Systems (APMS)

  • Development of Mainframe PAVER was started in 1968 for use on mainframe computers

  • Development was by the USACE for use by the Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Development of MicroPAVER was started in 1985 -funding was provided by the FAA for development by the ACOE

  • FAA version of MicroPAVER was delivered in 1987

  • FAA PAVEAIR – web-based APMS released on Feb 10, 2011

Benefits of an airport pavement management system

Benefits of an Airport Pavement Management System

  • Provides an objective and consistent evaluation of the condition of a network of pavements

  • Provides a systematic and documentable engineering basis for determining maintenance and rehabilitation needs

  • Identifies budget requirements necessary to maintain pavements at various levels of serviceability

  • Provides documentation on the present and future condition of the pavements in a network

  • Determines life-cycle costs for various maintenance and rehabilitation alternatives

  • Identifies the impact on the pavement network as a result of performing no major repairs

Pavement management programs must include

Pavement Management Programs Must Include:

  • Pavement Inventory:

  • Location, type of pavement, dimensions, construction date

  • Inspection Schedule

  • Detailed inspection must be performed at least once a year

  • Drive-by inspection must be performed a minimum of once per month

  • Record Keeping:

  • Inspection date, location, distress types, maintenance scheduled or performed

  • Information Retrieval

  • Program Funding

Faa paveair


  • FAA PAVEAIR Pavement Management System

  • Publicly available and free to use (source code available)

  • Databases can be made “public” or “private”

  • Includes similar functionality found in MicroPAVER version 5.3

  • Web-based

  • Access though the Internet, Intranet, or a stand-alone PC



  • Development was started in May 2008

  • The development and testing contractor is SRA International

  • FAA PAVEAIR has been developed from the ground – up as a new application



  • Program Requirements

    • The FAA is hosting a server installed at the WJHTC to be a repository for civil airport projects funded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

    • The complete application is available for free download:

      • As a set of installation files.

      • Full source code.

      • Documentation for installation and operation.



Import Databases

Compatible with MicroPAVER.

Able to import Micro Paver e60 file.

Able to import Micro Paver MDB file.

Import Steps:

Data is uploaded into PDMSPaverImport.

Data is converted and temporarily stored in PaverToPDMS.

Data is then copied to a new PAVEAIR database.







• FAA PAVEAIR has been developed using ASTM D 5340, “Standard Test Method for Airport Pavement Condition Index Surveys”

• Another valuable reference has been the currently out of print FAA Advisory Circular FAA-RD-80-55, “Procedure for Condition Survey of Civil Airports”

  • The first release of FAA PAVEAIR has the same functionality of MicroPAVER version 5.3



  • Program Requirements

    • Web-based application

      • that provides a system for easy dissemination of information for airport pavement construction, maintenance, and management.

    • Data for multiple airports available on a single server connected to the web

    • Suitable for installation and use on:

      • Single PC

      • Private network

      • Intranet or Internet.

Faa paveair functionality

FAA PAVEAIR Functionality

  • Primary FAA PAVEAIR functionalities

    • Inventory

    • Work

    • Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

    • Standard Reports

    • Prediction Modeling

    • Condition Analysis

    • Maintenance & Rehabilitation (M&R) Plan

  • Additional FAA PAVEAIR Functionalities

    • Import of MicroPAVER databases

    • Export of PAVEAIR databases to XML

    • Security control

    • User and profile management

Faa paveair release


  • The release of FAA PAVEAIR for public use took place on February 10, 2011.

  • FAA Hosted Online Version: http://faapaveair.faa.gov

  • FAA PAVEAIR can also be accessed at the National Airport Pavement Test Facility website:


Faa hosted online version http faapaveair faa gov

FAA Hosted Online Version http://faapaveair.faa.gov

  • Advantages Disadvantages

  • No installation required • Requires internet access;

  • Always the most current cannot be used offline


  • Data stored on FAA Servers

  • Data can be Public or Private

  • Data can be accessed from

    any computer with internet access

Intranet version

Intranet Version

  • Advantages Disadvantages

  • No Installation required • Need dedicated server

    for clients • Must be maintained

  • Data stored on company • Requires access to

    servers (Private) intranet servers;

  • Data can be accessed cannot be used offline from any computer with

    access to the intranet server

Locally installed version

Locally Installed Version

  • Advantages Disadvantages

  • Can be used off-line • Must be maintained

  • Data is stored directly • Requires installation

    on your computer of IIS and SQL server express

    • IIS is only available on premium versions

    of Windows

    • Can only be accessed

    from the computer it is installed on.



  • FAA PAVEAIR is able to:

    • Collect:

      • Divide airport pavements into uniform sections

      • Record PCI data for each section

    • Store:

      • Pavement condition history i.e. Pavement Condition Index (PCI)

      • Pavement construction and maintenance history



  • FAA PAVEAIR is able to:

    • Analyze

      • Generate network level reports for planning, budgeting, inspection scheduling, and pavement condition at any time,

      • Provide project level analysis for M & R requirements and perform economic analyses for different M & R alternatives

    • Share Data

Home page

Home Page



Various user security and access rights

Executive summary/review

Administrator (establish rights)

Data input (owner), etc.

Database screen

Database Screen

Inventory update screen

Inventory Update Screen

Network inventory screen

Network Inventory Screen

Work history screen

Work History Screen

Pci input screen

PCI Input Screen

Condition analysis screen

Condition Analysis Screen

M r plan screen

M&R Plan Screen

Report screen

Report Screen

Faa paveair mapping function

FAA PAVEAIR Mapping Function

User profile screen

User Profile Screen

Future faa paveair work


  • Track and correct bug fixes after release

  • Evaluate the feasibility of upgrading FAA PAVEAIR to comply with the FAA Airport Geographical Information System (AGIS)

  • Conduct User’s Group meetings to improve the application

  • Develop procedures for disaster recovery and continuity of operations plans in the event normal operations are interrupted

Future faa paveair work1


  • Develop User Interface to manage users and profiles

  • Evaluate automated Pavement Condition Index feasibility

  • Continued support and development after initial deployment

  • Provide a Spanish and French language version

  • Support for MicroPAVER e65 files



  • Possible Implementations

    • By the FAA for AIP projects.

    • By large Airport Authorities.

    • By state DOT’s for GA airports (NASAO interest).

    • By consulting and engineering services companies for private or customer only access.

  • FAA will continue support and development after initial deployment; for example include functions to comply with existing FAA GIS Standards.

Integration of faa paveair with existing pavement applications

Integration of FAA PAVEAIR with Existing Pavement Applications:

  • – BAKFAA (Strength Evaluation)

  • – COMFAA (PCN Load Rating)

  • – FAARFIELD (Thickness Design)

  • – ProFAA (Roughness Condition Evaluation)

Faa paveair web based pavement management software

BAKFAA Strength Evaluation

FAARFIELD Thickness Design


ProFAA Roughness Condition Evaluation

COMFAA PCN Load Rating

Integration of FAA PAVEAIR

Federal aviation administration fwd hwd round up 2010


  • Evaluate specifications and methodologies for existing FWD-HWD equipment for use in pavement design and construction.

  • Specially constructed rigid and flexible test sections will be available inside the NAPTF.

  • The round-up was conducted in Oct. and Nov. 2010.

  • Website: http://www.airporttech.tc.faa.gov/Roundup2010

Faa paveair project manager

FAA PAVEAIR Project Manager

Albert Larkin

FAA Airport Technology R & D Branch

AJP-6312, Building 296

William J. Hughes Technical Center

Atlantic City, NJ 08405

Phone: (609) 485-5552

Email: albert.larkin@faa.gov

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