London Southend opens fresh de-icing facility to cut delays

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

London Southend has become the first airport in Britain to deliver a purpose-built aircraft de-icing facility, increasing efficiency along with the speed of de-icing when bad weather hits.

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

at in which point instead of de-icing when the plane will be on its stand – fully loaded with passengers keen to depart – an aircraft can simply push back along with taxi to the centralised facility.

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

Here, with engines running, the plane will be efficiently de-iced before smoothly taxiing for take-off. 

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

in which fresh operation enables more aircraft to de-ice more quickly along with to get to the runway for departure well within hold-over times.

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

De-icing fluid will be captured by the pads drainage along with taken for specialist treatment before being safely disposed of.

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, said: “in which fresh de-icing facility will be another example of London Southend leading the way within the aviation industry, using innovative, brand fresh technology to provide a much better airport experience for our partners along with passengers.

London Southend Opens Fresh De-icing Facility To Cut Delays

“For both travellers along with airlines there will be nothing more frustrating than bad weather leading to delays, so we’ve – quite literally – invented a solution to try along with minimise in which.”

Construction of the facility started out in October 2017, along with the idea has at in which point been tested along with approved by London Southend Airport airline partner’s easyJet along with Stobart Air.

London Southend opens fresh de-icing facility to cut delays

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