Runway Rubber Removal

Runway Rubber Removal

Hi-Lite's modern, specialized equipment and dedicated, well trained staff make Hi-Lite the premier airfield rubber removal contractor.
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More Than A Markings Company

More Than A Markings Company

Hi-Lite is the world leader in airport pavement markings, runway rubber removal and airfield maintenance.

Global Locations

Airfield services on an international level.  Visit any of the Hi-Lite office locations to see where airport safety begins.



We bring airport safety and support to a new level with S.M.S., Sustainable Maintenance Services




In-depth information relating to services offered by Hi-Lite Airfield Services. Find out how we do our job. 


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Airport Operators form a strategic partnership with Hi-Lite, where each airport engages in multi-year agreements for airside safety maintenance and asset management.

Hi-Lite agrees to...

    • ensure the airfield is operating to the highest level of safety

    • offer cost effective, timely and proven maintenance solutions

    • minimize runway incursions and excursions
    • ensure on-going compliance with FAA regulation FAR Part 139
    • participate in FAR Part 139 inspections and offer solutions to any deficiencies
    • equip the airport with an on-site airfield maintenance team (hired and trained locally) 
 and equipment fleet to meet its immediate needs

Hi-Lite's O.S.A. Maintenance Program is designed to be a five (5) to fifteen (15) year contract. A multi-year agreement allows Hi-Lite to invest in specialized equipment. All maintenance activities, such as airfield markings and rubber removal, are determined by collecting and analyzing data. O.S.A. is an organized, well timed, very efficient and effective maintenance program that works!

Operations. Safety. Aesthetics.
'Under Contract. Under Control.'

Featured Projects

Hi-Lite 'Putting Safety First Around the World'

Across town or across the world, Hi-Lite's main objective for every project is to enhance airfield safety, minimize runway incursions and excursions, making it safer to fly for every man, woman and child that boards a plane. Here are a few of Hi-Lite's latest projects.Hi-Lite 'Putting Safety First Around the World'

Introducing S.M.S. - Long Term Maintenance for Your Airfield

Hi-Lite Delivers a New Level of Safety and Support with the Sustainable Maintenance Services (S.M.S.) Program featuring various solutions for proactive maintenance of your airfield. Hi-Lite's S.M.S. Maintenance Programs are an integrated group of services designed to streamline airside operations,
 improve airfield safety
 and enhance the curb appeal of your airport

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Latest News

Hi-Lite joined an impressive line up of exhibitors and industry specialist at the 2015 Airports Conference of the Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to AAAE, the conference serves a platform to exchange information on the "challenges associated with managing international airports in today's fast-moving environment".2015-08-19 15:18:33

John S. McNeely, President and CEO of Hi-Lite Airfield Services, recently announced the appointment of prominent Airport Executive Ismael "Izzy" Bonilla as Chief Business Development Officer. This significant appointment follows the company's 25th anniversary in providing airfield safety to airports around the world.

2015-03-17 18:42:00

On September 23rd, 2014, Hi-Lite, the premier airfield maintenance contractor in the world, celebrated their 25th anniversary. A luncheon was held in one of the new hangers at the Watertown International Airport to recognize Hi-Lite's 25 years in business, as well as their important role in economic development and job creation in a globalized economy. 

2014-10-10 06:45:00

Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC, the world's leading airfield maintenance services contractor, recently launched a totally redesigned website The new site is more user-friendly, visually appealing and it includes some new sections such as Featured Projects and the O.S.A. Maintenance Program.

2014-10-01 05:49:00

Hi-Lite Markings, the leading airport markings and airfield maintenance contractor in North America, has officially changed their company name to Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC.2014-01-02 09:38:57

Client Testimonials

Bub and his crew were very professional, easy to work with and completed the project with the quality we have experienced on past Hi-Lite projects. We appreciate the efforts put forth by Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC and look forward to working with your company again. We will definitely keep you advised of any future marking or sealing projects.

- Brad Butler, Manahattan Regional Airport


We are very pleased with the work that Hi-Lite Airfield Services accomplished for us recently. I have been assigned to the airport for nineteen years and I can say the painting/striping on the runways and taxiways is the best it has ever been. The accuracy of all the striping could not be better. I would also like to say that your crew lead by Ben was extremely professional and the "Spirit of Cooperation" they demonstrated was outstanding.

- Richard T. Cutillo, Airport Operations Superintendent, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


We believe Hi-Lite is among the highest echelon of contractors in the industry. They are respected by their customers and as importantly they respect their customers. We would heartily recommend them for any assignment.

- James A. Kriss P.E., Vice President AVCON


Your crew did a great job and were extremely easy to work with. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

- Tim Knapke, Project Superintendent, Prus Contracting for Keesler Air Force Base


I just wanted to thank the Hi-Lite team for their excellent work at the Tallahassee Regional Airport!

- David J. Pollard, Superintendent-Airport Operations, Tallahassee Regional Airport


It was a pleasure working with Bub and his crew. We all worked long hours and his determination to get the job done in a timely manner with high standards made the time fly by. He and his crew's experience was very helpful in moving about the airport safely.

- Dave New, Alliance Municipal Airport


Bangor International Airport has utilized Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC under contract for runway removal for at least six years with no problems at all. Their equipment has been demonstrated as being mechanically and operationally capable of performing the work specified. I would highly recommend them to any airport for rubber removal or painting.

- Rebecca L. Hupp, Airport Director, Bangor International Airport


Even though there had been a NOTAM released, there were several "special" flights that all of the crews had to pull back for, your guys still completed their work inside the allotted runway closure time.

- Bobby Braun, Project Manager, Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., Florida


It was a pleasure working with your personnel. They were very professional and thorough. The airfield markings and rubber removal on the runway looks top notch. Thank you and your team for bringing us up to standards on our airfield.

- Sylvia A. Struble, Airfield Manager, Keesler AFB


Thank you for your performance efforts under the Traffic Control Painting Requirements Contract for Fort Drum, NY. The efforts you and your employees have taken throughout this project on Fort Drum are highly appreciated. Your company's commitment to quality workmanship and professionalism ensured successful completion of all highway striping delivery orders. Thank you for your dedication to ensuring safe Fort Drum highways.

- Cynthia L. Gillette, Chief, Acquisition Division, Department of the Army