Accession Number:

AD0728594

Title:

An Analysis of Airport Snow Removal and Ice Control.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HOVEY-SORES OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

225.0

Abstract:

The report describes an approach whereby a commercial airport may select a snow removal system which is most suitable to its needs, taking account of the airport layout, local incidence of snow, and volumes and nature of air traffic handled. In all, over thirty systems are provided. Also contained in the report is an analysis of techniques for control of ice, slush and standing water on runways. Particular attention is given to methods of ice prevention using chemicals and sweepers. The analysis is carried out using the following techniques flow diagrams to evaluate systems and calculate costeffectiveness parameters, a traffic simulation model to measure delay costs due to runway closure, and a planning model to calculate total annual system costs consisting of equipment operating costs and depreciation charges, labour cost, and delay costs to aircraft and passengers. The conclusions are classified with reference to the following areas conclusions regarding implementation, conclusions for airport management, and conclusions for equipment manufacturers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE