blueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4605 posts, RR: 3 Posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
Yesterday, while waiting for clearance to enter the ramp, AF8 asked Ground to move the snow removal crew away from their aircraft because they were afraid they'd have to de-ice if they stayed as close as they were. Surely, the plane would have to de-ice before departure anyway, so why was the crew worried about ice while waiting for a gate?
In case it matters, they were shut down since it was going to be a long wait...
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Kcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3896 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
If there wasnt any precipitation, they wouldn't have to de ice before departure. That said, if the snow removal equipment happened to kick some snow or ice onto the aircraft they would then need to de-ice.
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3530 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
Quoting blueflyer (Thread starter): In case it matters, they were shut down since it was going to be a long wait...
If the removal crew was moving snow, they could have easily caused snow to enter the engine intakes which would require de-icing (or at least a serious inspection) prior to re-starting the engines and taxiing to the gate.
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