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Weather analyses De-Icing & Anti-Icing
Weather Solutions supports aviation with highly precise weather forecasts. Benefit from being able to assess the effects of the weather on aircraft and the condition of runways in good time to take the right precautions.
Aircraft de-icing is an important safety aspect in aviation and requires high quality standards. The earlier an airport knows when and how many aircraft need to be de-iced and protected against re-icing, the better:
- ensure the safety of passengers and staff, vehicles and aircraft
- planning personnel and operational capability of the de-icing vehicles
- minimise costs and delays
The decision whether to de-ice an aircraft is often based on the air temperature. However, from a meteorological point of view, an air temperature below freezing point does not automatically mean that ice will form. Whether icing occurs depends largely on the temperature of the wings, which is influenced by numerous factors such as the temperature of the fuel tank or paraffin.
When optimising your de-icing planning, you can benefit from our proprietary prediction model for (roadway) surfaces.
Weather data and precise forecasts of temperature and condition of the wings
Information on when and how many de-icing operations are probable in percentage terms
Slipperiness predictions and warnings for taxiways, take-off and landing runways
Differentiation of snow, snow/ice rain, rain and hail
Weather information for integration into operational airport systems
Creation of temperature maps for the identification of sections particularly prone to slipperiness
Advice on the selection, site selection and installation of road weather information systems
24/7 hotline to the meteorologist on duty
Meteorological training for winter services