Cory6188
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Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:09 am

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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coewr777
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:14 am

My dad works for Co and he says they still use it theres 3 spots " the ball park", " Secondary" and " The pup tent".
 
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:17 am

Do they use it when there are passengers in the plane? That must be a pretty cool experience.  Smile

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coewr777
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:19 am

They only use " secondary" which is right before they get on the runway its the one where the old tower was located.
 
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:35 am

In January '02 my flight to Cancun (#1933?) taxied into the tent, the Captain explained the process which took about 10 minutes. The aircraft was a 737-900,

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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:14 am

Wasn't the Port Authority supposed to build one at JFK for this season? What happened with that?

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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:05 am

I was on a flight from EWR to MSP in December 2003 that used the "tent."
 
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:06 am

How much does the system cost?

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Cory6188
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:22 am

Is CO the only airline that uses the structure, considering the fact that they paid for it, or do they allow other airlines to use it on a fee-per-use basis?
 
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RE: Does CO Still Use Their Deicing Structure At EWR?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:53 pm

I've only seen CO aircraft using the Radiant heat "tent", all the other airlines use their ground contractor for de-icing (ie. Signature Aviation).
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757

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