FAUN Trackway, the leading manufacturer of portable roadways and runways, is bringing its collection of aluminium runway solutions to FIDAE.

Among these is the new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) landing mat which has been specifically designed to provide a smooth landing for any size or weight of UAV.

The first order for the product was recently made by the Australian military which has invested heavily in the runway solution.

The mat is deployable by hand and will help protect drones from foreign object damage (FOD). To enable rapid deceleration the landing mats can also be fitted with arrestor gear.
Other technology in FAUN’s product suite includes the Aircraft Landing Mat (ALM) and the Helicopter Landing Mat (HLM).

The ALM and HLM are both used to protect aircraft from unstable ground and FOD. Each product can be used as temporary installations or semi-permanent fixtures.

The company is currently developing a new ALM product for the USA which is due to be unveiled later this year.

FAUN’s products are used by over 40 armed forces worldwide and are employed in military and disaster relief missions.

Chris Kendall, business development manager at FAUN Trackway, said: "Ensuring that their aircraft are protected is obviously a high priority for all armed forces worldwide. Our products have been specifically designed to give them safe, reliable places to land and take-off from."