Winter Operations In-Depth Focus 2018
How can airports and airlines ensure that their winter operations will stand up to the harsh reality of snowfall and ice on an airfield? We examine the strategies that are put in place, how effective teamwork is a real asset, and the technological advances that have benefited this sector.
- KNOWLEDGE, PREPARATION AND PROCEDURE
In March 2018, storm front Irenäus caught Dresden and the surrounding Elbe region by surprise. But despite the extreme weather conditions, the airport never closed, and no flights were cancelled. This was made possible by well-structured interdisciplinary cooperation at Dresden International Airport. Manfred Kunath, Technical Manager, and Julia Gantschew, Marketing Manager, explain.
- PREPARATION AND TEAMWORK: THE KEY TO SUCCESS
For those who work within winter operations, preparation to ensure that airlines, airports and service providers can cope with the pressures of winter weather is a year-round task. Ernie Carter, Winter Operations Manager at easyJet, reveals how stakeholders can work together to ensure the season runs smoothly.
- STARING DOWN THE STORM
Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Vice President of Aviation Services, Craig Bradbrook, reveals how the airport’s revolutionary de-icing facility is ready for all eventualities.
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