Winter maintenance services

Winter maintenance services

As soon as there is a threat of the onset of winter with snow and ice, the Cologne Bonn Airport winter service staff immediately goes into action. Runways and taxiways are cleared and sprayed with an acetate solution (up to 9,000 litres per session), which is environmentally friendly and 100 percent biodegradable.

Parallel to this, Airport staff clear the roads, the bridge pivoting areas and entrances to the halls with the help of small vehicles. At the same time, the winter service control centre organises the clearance of the aircraft parking positions on the aprons. Here, they use blowers, airport sprayers for liquid de-icers, gritting vehicles, snow ploughs and sweepers.

A small Multicar, a Unimog and tractors with snow blades and spraying devices are also out and about to clear the surfaces of ice and snow.

Aircraft de-icing