Watching the news in our area regarding all the snow with them showing occasional pictures of area airports and all of the delays, I began to wonder about that structure that CO
has at EWR. I know that it was built by them to deice planes up to 757 size and that it works by using infrared rays to heat up the skin of the aircraft (correct me if I'm wrong). However, I haven't heard anything about it recently. Is it still used? Is it cheaper to use than deicing fluid? I'm sure someone that works for CO
would have the answer to this.
It's the structure behind the plane in this pic:
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