Cory6188
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CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:07 am

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.
 
corey07850
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:02 am

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.
 
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:12 am

Is it faster than the normal method or just more environmentally sound?
 
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:21 am

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
 
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:39 am

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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Cory6188
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:05 am

Does CO own the "tent" or is it common-use for all the airlines at EWR?
 
corey07850
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:50 am

I believe they own it, but they will lease it out to other airlines if necessary.
 
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RE: CO's De-icing Structure At EWR

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:02 pm

The De-Ice hangar is actually being torn down.

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