Winter Operations In-Depth Focus 2018

Posted: 22 February 2018 | | No comments yet

Ensuring airport operations are seamless and uninterrupted during harsh winter weather remains a critical component in the overall operation of an airport. Learning from previous winter experiences, finding new ways to improve, and a joined-up effort between different service partners all contribute to a successful winter season. Read on to find out more…

Winter Operations In-Depth Focus
  • Bring on the snow!
    The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) Airfield Maintenance team builds upon an impressive track record with each new winter season. Zaramie Lindseth, Airfield Maintenance Manager, explains how the airport is never standing still when it comes to finding new ways to further improve their winter weather operations.
  • Consistently planning for the inconsistent
    The unique geographic features of West Michigan in the United States add a layer of complexity to forecasting, predicting, and preparing for winter weather events. Affectionately referred to as the ‘lake effect machine’, Lake Michigan has a consistently erratic influence on routine weather. For International Airport Review, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) colleagues Jeff McNally (Field Maintenance Supervisor) and Tara Hernandez (Marketing and Communications Director) explain what is being done to keep the airport operating smoothly in the face of such challenging winter conditions.
  • The ‘Team Manchester’ approach to winter operations
    Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest airport and the global gateway in the North. As one of the top 20 busiest airports in Europe, it currently serves more than 27.7 million passengers a year and handles more than 200,000 aircraft movements. But how does Manchester Airport work in creating and implementing a winter operations plan to ensure the airport is fully prepared during the harsh winter months? Jason Clegg, Airfield Operations Manager, explains.

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