Rapid Runway Repair, Inc. has been manufacturing Folded Fiberglass Mats (FFM) (FOD) foreign object damage covers for over twenty years. The production and management teams for RRR, Inc. provided the U.S. Air Force with the first operational FFM assemblies and minimum operating strip markers. RRR, Inc. is devoted to be the premier manufacturer of folded fiberglass mats and the industry leader in providing military installations world-wide with RRR operational readiness.
Our expertise and experience in the field of rapid runway repair is unsurpassed in manufacturing technology, quality, training, and program installation.
Rapid Runway Repair, Inc. is the only qualified manufacturer that has consistently maintained folded fiberglass mat production capacity and facilities for the past 20 years. Rapid Runway Repair, Inc.'s management team has over 75 years of combined experience in the manufacture and delivery of Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) and Rapid Runway Repair (RRR) systems.
The management and ownership of RRR, Inc. originally began operations in 1987 as Starflite Boats. The company received its first RRR contract with the U.S. Air Force in 1990. As part of the initial contract, Starflite had to qualify to manufacture the fiberglass mat systems by undergoing an extensive "First Article" test and inspection. The company was the first company to successfully complete First Article testing for the US Air Force Folded-Fiberglass Mat system.
The company produced over 100 mat assemblies for the U.S. Air Force in an expedited delivery to support the Desert Shield/Desert Storm conflict. As a result of the performance on the initial contract, the management team was recognized as the "Small Business Contractor of the Year, 1991" for Tyndall Air Force Base and its Headquarters ( Tactical Air Command, Langley, VA). The company was also recognized by the Secretary of the Air Force as one of the 300 "Blue Ribbon Contractors of the Year" for 1991.
Starflite was sold in 2000 and in 2001, Don Brown began operating as Rapid Runway Repair, Inc. Since 2002, Rapid Runway Repair, Inc. has been the primary supplier of folded fiberglass mat assemblies to the U.S. Air Force. Rapid Runway Repair, Inc. has delivered product to over a dozen international customers.