Bill Chapple, former Project Manager for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), explains how Midwest has saved the local government millions of dollars while improving the safety of pilots and their aircraft.
Gravel runways are vital to remote airports across North America. Midwest Industrial Supply Inc.’s Fines Preservation Program ensures they are properly maintained.
Long-term customer relationships are the driving force behind Midwest’s solutions-based services.
For remote communities and mining operations, gravel runways serve as lifelines, bringing essential and otherwise inaccessible resources. The isolated nature of these small airstrips poses unique challenges for the engineers and managers tasked with maintaining the runways — chief among them, the problem of sourcing the materials needed to keep them operational.
Remote locations often depend on small airplanes for travel and supplies, with gravel runways making up the predominant airport infrastructure. Here are five Alaskan communities that are connected to the world by stable, gravel runways.