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CO's De-icing Structure At EWR  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Recently while at EWR during a minor snowstorm, we were delayed for about an hour while our 762 was de-iced with the trucks and fluid. This got me wondering...does CO still use their one-of-a-kind triangular de-icing structure at EWR? If so, why didn't we use it?

Does anyone know anything about it? Does CO use it often? If so, how well does it work? And if it does work well, why haven't they put it at CLE (I wouldn't think IAH has many snow problems  Smile ).

I know it's a lot of questions, but I have never really heard much about it before.

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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

They use a big tent like building with infrared panels to melt off the ice. It is still in use now, and I believe quite often. During the summer time it's used to store random planes.

As far as why you didn't use it... Being that you were in EWR I would assume that the line for the deice tent was backed up so they felt it would be quicker to just use the "old fashioned" way.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Is it faster than the normal method or just more environmentally sound?

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Obviously it is more economically sond, and I believe that it is also quite a bit faster.

I called my dad who works for CO at EWR and he told me that the largest aircraft that can fit in the booth is a 757... so your 762 simply wouldnt fit  Smile


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

When I last went through EWR.........this same time last year, I went through the 'de-ice tent' in a CO 737-500. It was pretty neat, we taxied in......sat for a few minutes with the IR lights and blowers on us, we're then sprayed down with 2 type of deicing fluid (one pink, one green) and then quickly taxied for take off.


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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Does CO own the "tent" or is it common-use for all the airlines at EWR?

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

I believe they own it, but they will lease it out to other airlines if necessary.

User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

The De-Ice hangar is actually being torn down.

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