Erfandean
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Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:01 pm

Are Anti-icing or de-icing vehicle called "elephants"?
If not, then is there any specific name or just "de-icing vehicle?

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mikegigs
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Re: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:11 pm

Never heard of one being called and elephant. I have seen some named "ICEMAN" followed by a number. I believe WN uses this naming convention but not sure if any other airlines do.
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Re: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:42 pm

"Elephant" is just model or brand name de-icing truck made by Vestergaard. There are many other kinds of de-icing vehicles as well. At AC where I work, we have de-icing trucks made by Global Ground Support. There are other manufacturers like Tempest, Scania, JBT Aerotech, ETC.
As for the term "ICEMAN", this is usually the person/controller of the de-icing facility or de-ice pad. It's not generally a company.
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