January 2019

Inovair equipment utilized for deicing of Air Force One

Since 1998, Inovair has been the leading supplier of blowers for forced air deicing applications worldwide. 21 years ago, Inovair helped a customer win a large US Air Force contract for forced air deicing, and since then this technology has been a major innovation and environmental improvement, spreading from military ground support operations to commercial operations in both the US and internationally. As noted in a recent article in Ground Support Worldwide, “By applying deicing fluid in such a way, the amount of [deicing] fluid needed to break off frozen debris from an aircraft can be reduced by up to 50 percent thanks to the power assistance of the air flow”. Forced air deicing can also provide more consistent coatings, allow for application from greater distances, and speed up the deicing process.

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