aircanada333
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Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:53 pm

I my name is Benjamin, I'm 17 years old and I work in YUL for Aeromag 2000, a de-icing company based in YUL, CLE, YMX, YOW and ANC. I'd like to know if some of you are also working at the de-icing just to know how is it where you work and what are the differences between where I work and where you work.

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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:04 am

Funny this topic should arise as I just completed the annual de-ice training at work yesteday.

Anyone working the ramp tends to know how to de-ice, the types of de-ice fluid, the hold-over time, etc.

For this topic to progress, you need to ask for more specific information otherwise I see many replies simply being "Yes, I know how to de-ice." and the conversation ceasing there.

To help, the FBO I work at handles corporate/cargo jets and turbo props, but also offers back-up support to various airlines should their equipment fail.

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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:52 am

Funny, I deice at ANC Anchorage Ted Stevens, and I've never heard of Aeromag 2000.

What do they do up here?

Incidentally, I am an A&P mechanic for a large ground services company, and our job definitely includes deicing. Like today... blowing snow, three inches in three hours or so... certainly had to spray today.
 
aircanada333
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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:45 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
Funny, I deice at ANC Anchorage Ted Stevens, and I've never heard of Aeromag 2000.

That's wierd because Aeromag 2000 is based in Ted stevens??? But maybe you are only blowing the snow and Aeromag are spraying with type 1 and type 4 fluids at another place on the airport territory.
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zenarcade
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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:48 pm

Your only seventeen and a de-icer eh? (Assuming thats what you do). No offense, but it seems like a pretty important safety concerning job for someone your age. What kind of training did you need to complete in order to be certified to de-ice? How is the pay? What are your hours like?

Im assuming that by working at YUL you work many late hours.

Adam

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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:48 am

Quoting Aircanada333 (Thread starter):
I'd like to know if some of you are also working at the de-icing just to know how is it where you work and what are the differences between where I work and where you work.

Here at AMS i participate in de-icing operations as de-icing supervisor. We have to do an annual de-icing training and exams before being certified and qualified to do the job (same goes for the de-icers and "trump" drivers). I supervise the drivers/de-icers, perform the post treatment checks and do the communications with the cockpit and the de-icing coordinator in the control tower. We de-ice both at the gate and on dedicated remote spots near the departure runways. Although winters are relatively mild here we have de-icing facilities in place from October thru March. We de-ice almost any type of aircraft from 50 seater commuters up-to the largest wide-bodies. Up until last year we used fluid type 2, this year we use fluid type 4.

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BigJimFX
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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:24 am

The only thing you have to do at my airport is take airline training around a test aircraft with water, and the supervisor has to pass an environmental test 100%. Working for OPS we supervise the supervisors and make sure that they follow the procedures in place for the season.
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aircanada333
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RE: Is There Anyone Working At De-icing?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting Zenarcade (Reply 4):
Your only seventeen and a de-icer eh? (Assuming thats what you do). No offense, but it seems like a pretty important safety concerning job for someone your age. What kind of training did you need to complete in order to be certified to de-ice? How is the pay? What are your hours like?

Im assuming that by working at YUL you work many late hours.

Adam

Well at the beginning we have a 4 day theorical formation. Once it's done we move to practice formation. This can last one day, one week or one month depending on how fast you learn and on how much operations we have. But normally, after you de-iced at least 10-20 planes your ready to go by yourself. That's what happened to me and now I'm certified and I'm de-icing alone in my truck and I have to admit that I'm having a lot of fun considering that aviation is my passion. As for the pay, we start at 11$/hour, then you can go bay lead and upgrade to 12$/hour and then superviser and so on. My schedule is always the same, starting at 1500 five days a week and finishing at 1900 or 2000 or 2100 or 2200 or at whatever time the last flight is departing. I maybe only 17 years old but I've been trained very well and I know how to do a very professional job.

Cheers!
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