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De-Icing Fluid Shortage In CPH  
User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Heard earlier today that due to the snowing during the weekend in CPH the airport is running out of de-icing fluids! Apparently some has been ordered from GOT but not yet arrived!

As I heard both KE and SQ 74F's were heavily delayed due this! Not sure for other delays!?

To be honest I find this a bit ridiculous. It was know already on Thursday that the low pressure area will hit Denmark during the weekend and even up to 15cm snow was forecasted (in CPH it's only few cm's)! I wonder how come airport does not react early enough and prepare to this?

[Edited 2005-02-14 16:59:31]


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

You can ask people at CVG or ATL the same question. Both had occasions where they didn't have enough de-icing fluid this winter season, though obviously those airport see a bit more flights per day and usually not as much snow as CPH.

User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

When i left Almaty on a LH flight early last december we had to wait for 2 hrs because the deicing truck ran out of fluid and it took 1,5 hours before they had it filled up again. It was my first flight in winter and snowy conditions and it leads me to wonder if all flights are generally delayed in these conditions? It took the guys a good 45 mins to de ice our A332 once the fluid was back on. How in heck is it possible for any airline to keep their schedules in a sitaution like that?

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

When there is much snow there are always delays on any airport because of deicing. But an airport like CPH which is rather in the north should not run out of deicing fluid.

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Look to Norway ;=) almost de-icing untill june!

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Had this 4 times last year in CGN, DHL and UPS had to ground a big part of their fleets. Only LH had their own stock....

Jan


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