SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL STANDARDS AT CANADIAN AIRPORTS

Snow removal and ice control levels of service at Canadian airports are defined in terms of the maximum allowable snow accumulation and the maximum allowable snow clearance time. The influence of airport category, aircraft type and the relative importance of a surface area, on the level of service of snow removal, are explained. Factors affecting the provision of resources for snow removal and ice control are outlined, such as the desired level of service, air traffic and equipment performance characteristics. The standard methods of snow removal and ice control practised at Canadian airports are discussed, which are casting, hauling and compacting of snow and prevention, removal and sanding for ice. Priority areas of an airport are defined in terms of the minimum operational requirements that must be satisfied during a defined maximum snowstorm. The methodology for determining the type and number of equipment for snow removal for a given airport is developed which can be applied to a computer program. The computer input consists of: the maximum allowable snow accumulation, the size of the area to be maintained, the rate of snowfall, the average operational speed of equipment, the clearing width of the equipment, the average runway occupancy time and the average number of aircraft movements per active runway. The approved materials for the prevention, removal and control of ice are described along with the required performance standards for chemicals and materials. The procedures, equipment and responsibility for the measurement, reporting and dissemination of runway surface condition during winter operations are outlined. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 79-81
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM