Runway and taxiway marking at Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport
Together with the Airport International Group, HAL Engineering, and the Trading Company of Amman, in 2016, Borum won a tender to supply an Airport Line Marking Machine to be used in Jordan to stripe Queen Alia International Airport.
The machine was delivered to Jordan in 2017, accompanied by a Borum Technician to assist with the start-up.
The specification for the machine included two 450 litre paint tanks and one tank 225 litre paint tank to hold three separate colours, so two different colours could be sprayed simultaneously.
The machine was equipped with high capacity pumps suitable for high-pressure airless spraying and for lower pressure air spraying.
4 paint guns, and glass beads guns were installed for 90cm wide airfield marking, specifically for striping the runway. Additional paint guns were supplied for yellow and black paint for the taxiways.
Start-up and training
A Technician from Borum flew to Jordan to commission the machine and together with HAL Engineering they trained the new operators to use the striping machine.
5 days of in-depth training in operating the machine and using the computer system gave the client confidence in the equipment and their operators capability to operate it successfully, which was important as the machine had a complicated setup with 4 airless guns, 3 air guns, 2 air knifes, 3 bead guns able to dispense 2 different grades of glass beads, and a solvent cleaning tank.
Over the 5 training days the operations, functions and maintenance requirements of the machine were drilled into the operators so that they were familiar with every aspect of the machine and could keep it in tip top shape and productive.
Service and maintenance are of the utmost importance to keep striping equipment running at peak performance, minimize downtime and reduce costs. This is why the Airport International Group ended up teaming with HAL Engineering, who has a reputation in Jordan as a reliable and professional company and already had service contracts with the client for other equipment. With a good service team, known for fast response time and technical ability, HAL Engineering also have experience from service contracts with the two main airports in Jordan – Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.
As well as striping equipment, HAL Engineering supplies a range of equipment for airport operations and maintenance, including runway sweepers, road sweepers, salt spreaders, runway lighting systems and navigational aids.
Borum’s renowned line marking machines are suitable for all types of line marking jobs, with capacities covering any possible requirement, and each machine comes with a wide variety of options, accessories and application equipment. They supply anywhere in the world for striping and marking of roads and in airports.