A thermokinetic fog dispersal system using surplus jet engines has been developed. Tests have shown that Turboclair has the capability to increase the regularity of air transport operations while enhancing the safety factor, since the critical landing phase under such atmospheric conditions takes place in IFR and visual contact with the runway must be assured before touchdown. This technique has made use of turbo-jet engines which are set into concrete pits which are aligned at specific intervals along the landing runway. They are equipped with a mechanism for the diffusion of warm gases which are blown through rotatable gratings. Taking the wind into account, a computer determines the direction in which the gratings must be set to maintain the desired cleared air volume over the runway. A control center ensures the remote start-up and supervision of the overall installation. Details are given of the test programme, the operational procedure and the results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • de Pemorel, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ICAO Bulletin, Public Information Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM