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Airfield Snow Removal Tactics. Runway Condition?. The Snow Plan. Snow Plan Design. Create a specific plan of action, well before the season arrives Establish airfield priorities and runway maintenance times

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snow plan design
Snow Plan Design
  • Create a specific plan of action, well before the season arrives
  • Establish airfield priorities and runway maintenance times
  • Snow removal operations should be both interactive and systematic, involving a collaborative effort on behalf of multiple agencies
team effort
Team Effort
  • Airport operations designs the snow plan to achieve specific goals during a snow event
  • Include the FAA (tower) to understand it’s role in snow removal.
  • Include the airlines to support a proactive snow plan
  • Include airfield maintenance to execute the plan
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Hydrostatic Brooms

  • Produced better friction results
  • Restricted capability in heavy snow accumulations
mte advantages
MTE Advantages
  • Plow, sweep and air blast the surface in one pass
  • High performance capability reduces runway occupancy times (30mph plus)
  • One person operation promotes effective utilization of human resources
  • The MTE operates effectively in snow accumulations from 0 to 30 inches
runway deployment
Runway Deployment

Runway 08/26

10,000ft long X 150ft wide

Complete in 10 Minutes

Yellow Runway Team

Green Taxiway Team

runway team 12 000 x 200ft
Runway Team12,000 x 200ft

4R

22L

MANAGERS

EQUIPMENT

11 Multi Tasking Equipment Lead Plow

2 High speed high capacity snow Blowers

2 4000 Gallon Chemical Tankers/90’ Spray Boom

1 Friction Measuring Vehicle

16 Total pieces of equipment

1 Operations Field Manager

1 Airport Maintenance Supervisor

taxiway team
Taxiway Team

EQUIPMENT

4 Multi Tasking equipment Lead plow

1 4000 Gallon Chemical Tankers/50’ Spray Boom

1 Blower

6 Total equipment

tactical equipment program
Tactical Equipment Program

16 Runway team

6 Taxiway team

22 total number of equipment

training and safety
Training and Safety
  • Establish a training and safety position or department
  • Develop consistent training procedures including pre and post operator equipment inspections
  • Recurring training for airfield operators is required
  • Establish operator accountability
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