„Once the subject of rubber removal came up with experience of poor quality at other airports, our initial concerns about the quality of the SMETS machine were removed once the first project had been completed.

We have now had the rubber removed on an annual basis an we can confirm that each year seems to get better than the previous year in terms of the improved texture and colour of our runway after completion.

As well as the results, the machine performed positively in terms of being able to vacate our runway quickly, while other concerns about damaging the surface of our runway were also eradicated in Year One.“