SNOW REMOVAL: 1978

This article describes the snow covered operations of five major airports: Houghton County Memorial/Hancock, Burlington International Airport, Buffalo International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, and Eppley Field/Omaha. It was generally concluded that to effectively remove snow and keep runways open, the snow must be removed as it falls, urea must be applied immediately (temperature permitting, 25 degrees F or above) and banks should be groomed to prevent drifing. Proper ground communications was emphasized to reduce the possibility of incidents between snow removal equipment and aircraft or ground vehicles. Lastly, proper winter dress may save the crew frostbite or sweltering in the truck. Sno-mobile suits are becoming increasingly popular because they afford a new member the choice of storing the suit while driving a heated vehicle, or wearing it outside while clearing the snow.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00172450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM