An infrared de-icing system is scheduled to be operational late this winter at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. The system consists of a large tent-like structure under which an aircraft is taxied or towed and de-iced in minutes using the energy generated by hundreds of computer-controlled infrared heating elements. Systems are now in use at Newark International Airport, N.J., Buffalo Niagara International Airport, N.Y.
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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.