De-icing and Anti-icing

The MSG solution will perform de-icing operations with a high level of safety and efficiency in accordance with existing regulations.

 

Models with this feature: RS-500

The Process

01

Start

MSG Sequence 00
The aircraft is pulled into the Multi Solution Gate by an electric tug (Mototok), to start the de-icing process.

02

Snow and ice removal

MSG Sequence 01
As the aircraft passes under the first overhead traverse, a de-icing process is started by flushing off snow and ice on all surfaces where snow and ice is present. Under flushing can be activated if necessary in order to remove slush from the previous landing from the aircraft underside, undercarriage and wheel wells. De-ice fluid type I and water are used for this first step in the process.

03

Quality check

MSG Sequence 02
When the aircraft has passed under the first set of stationary traversely mounted de-icing devices, an inspection and quality assurance cycle starts, whereas all remaining snow and ice is removed if required. The plane is now also visually inspected for a thorough close-up inspection of the de-icing process result. If any snow or ice is found, the de-icing process and subsequent inspection run can be repeated until any contaminants has been removed.

04

Application anti-ice fluid

MSG Sequence 04
As the aircraft is being pulled out of the Multi Solution Gate, it is passing under the third, also stationary overhead mounted traverse. Anti-icing fluid type II is applied to the overside of the wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizer and fuselage roof, as required by SAE regulations or the operator’s requirements. The de-icing and anti-icing process of the Multi Solution Gate RS-500 is then finished and the plane is now ready for taxiing to take-off.
The electric aircraft tug pulls the aircraft through the wash or de-icing cycle guided by a radar-based system for exact positioning.

Benefits

Today’s methods for de-icing and washing of aircraft are time-consuming and sometimes hard to predict.

With the Multi Solution Gate, a de-icing process is completed in just a few minutes regardless of weather conditions. This gives the airlines, airport authorities, and ultimately, the passengers, improved predictability in departure times.

The Multi Solution Gate offers a gentler cleaning process than traditional methods, resulting in less wear to the aircraft paint and a reduction in the need for expensive repainting downtime. A complete exterior wash of an aircraft is performed in approximately 20 minutes, depending on the aircraft model. Easier access and higher throughput allow airlines to increase their washing frequencies. Flying clean airplanes reduces overall drag, which in turn reduces fuel consumption. The aircraft also looks better!

With the Multi Solution Gate, all de-icing and washing is done in a covered facility with closed loop systems significantly reducing the possibility of discharges into the surrounding environment. The majority of all spent fluids are collected and available for a variety of recycling options.

Airlines are well aware of the fact that clean aircraft use less fuel. The speed and easy access using the Multi Solution Gate washing system will allow airlines to increase washing frequencies of their aircraft. In addition to substantial cost savings, the system helps the aviation industry with its goal of continuing to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Compared to traditional de-icing methods, there is a minimal amount of equipment movement needed around the aircraft. De-icing and anti-icing processes are fully compliant with industry regulations. Final aircraft inspection takes place in a covered, well-lit environment. Our data recording system provides thorough records for de-icing and washing processes, which can be directly provided to the customer for their quality information systems.