Oslo Activates Infrared De-icing Facility

 - September 25, 2006, 6:54 AM

An InfraTek infrared de-icing system is under trial and now open at Norway’s Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Operated by SAS Ground Services, the facility consists of a tent-like structure under which aircraft taxi for a dose of radiant heat waves that melt snow and ice from all of the airplane’s surfaces. InfraTek developer Radiant Energy says that if the system meets Oslo’s economic and environmental requirements it will be put into permanent use. InfraTek systems are also in use at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport in Wisconsin.