Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport

02 March 2018

Winter operations at AIHCB

Bucharest Airports National Company invited media representatives on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, to film specific winter operations (snow removal/de-icing) directly from Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport’s apron. They were able to watch all types of multifunctional machines working concertedly at the airport, each with its well-defined role in de-icing and snow-clearing operations: compact aggregates, which operate on runways at speeds of 50 km/h, specialized complex equipment that operates under the aircrafts; machines equipped with plows, blowers and lenses; multifunction vehicles which remove blizzard-generated "snow hills" on the airport’s aprons; speed snow blowers that operate at high speed on the runway surface.
Also, the media representatives were informed that for the snow removal/de-icing operations in the 2017-2018 winter season, Bucharest Airports National Company provided a reserve of 157 tons of solid de-icing, 124 tons of liquid de-icing, 32 tons of sand and salt, and the handling companies had over 403 tons of de-icing fluid for aircrafts.