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Christian Schoepf_Winterdienst

Snow clearing services / de-icing

The utmost priority of the snow clearing services it to ensure smooth air traffic operations.

The skilled Ramp Handling workers provide for quick snow clearing operations on the runway, taxiways and the apron with a fleet of 17 specialised vehicles. In the case of persistent snowfall, snow clearing operations are even performed non-stop in order to ensure good surface and braking conditions, which enable aircraft to take off and land safely.

The snow clearing services are also responsible for de-icing the aircraft. Depending on the temperature, a mixure of hot glycol and water of varying concentration is sprayed on the aircraft. This procedure can be carried out without unnecessarily increasing the weight of the plane and avoids a negative effect on the aerodynamics, which can be caused by snow and ice.

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