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2017 Vol. 17, No. 3

Preparing your airport for snow and ice
airplane flying

Winter is coming: Are you ready? Having a plan and being prepared is essential for proper airport management. Expeditious snow removal along with clear lines of communication are key to keeping airport users safe during Minnesota winters.

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Jump-starting the snow plan process
snow covered runway

As you begin creating a snow removal plan for your airport, there are a number of questions you should consider in the process, such as the order of operations and who is responsible for the various tasks.

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Team effort keeps MSP open when the snow flies
airport equiptment

The snow removal team at the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is sometimes asked to work for days—around the clock—to keep the airport open during a major snow event. A recent interview with Charlie Beuning, assistant manager of field maintenance for the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), offered some tips for dealing with snow and ice.

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An airport’s story: St. Cloud Regional Airport
St. Cloud Regional Airport runway

Central Minnesota’s St. Cloud Regional Airport spans nearly 1,400 acres and houses large civil airplanes and helicopters in addition to other aircraft. The airport recently extended its main runway to improve safety and allow larger and faster airplanes to use it, opening the door for more for commercial airlines or simply newer aircraft models.

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