|Quoting Pogo (reply 24):|
also there used to be bags of sawdust on most stands which we used for any hydraulic or fuel leaks from any vehicles. However we would inform BAA so they could clean the 'dust with the sweeper/hoover trucks immediately after the aircraft had departed
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 11):|
Urea rather then sand on the active runways as an ice melter.
|Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 30):|
a sweeper comes round and hoovers up all the glycol. This is for environmental reasons to stop glycol getting in the local water system. For the same reason, all the snow
|Quoting Cancidas (Reply 28):|
need more info. can anyone etll me what FAR governs airline ramp operations, specifically how to deal with patches of ice on the ramp.
|Quoting Meister808 (Reply 10):|
Sounds like chains or studded tires on the tug is the real way to go here if we want to eliminate FOD completely.
|Quoting L-188 (Reply 31):|
|Quoting DC8FriendShip (Reply 35):|
Propylene Glycol. Apparently it's safe to drink (I Wouldn't). Polypropylene is a Polymer plastic that is used in various ways, but not as De-Ice fluid.
|Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 40):|
Related icing question. I was on one of those dinky Beech 1900s yday. For deicing the engines were shut down. Is this some sort of turboprop thing or just for the Beech 1900?