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December 19, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting
22. Approval to Purchase a New Friction Grip Tester from Runway Safe, Inc., in the Amount of $79,850.
Strategic Priority
Good Government

This equipment is necessary to conduct FAA-recommended friction testing throughout the year. The Savannah Airport Commission (SAC) is now required to do minimum testing at least four times a year to evaluate rubber buildup. In addition, the equipment can be used to substantiate pilot reporting in the event of winter conditions. Operations employees will receive 2 days of on-site training for the equipment. Delivery is expected in 16 – 18 weeks and it includes a one-year warranty.


The bidders are:

(D)Runway Safe, Inc., Logan Township, NJ              $79,850

(D)DBT Transportation Services, Houston, TX        $108,590

(D) Non-Local, Non-DBE Owned Business



Dawoud Stevenson, Director, Program Management
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $79,850 from the Savannah Airport Commission Fund
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