Improved winter weather forecasting for de-icing operations
The winter season at European airports can last from a few days to many months and during this time de-icing services may be needed. The procedure of applying required de-icing fluids to aircraft at most airports is primarily a business process that takes place between an airline and a specialised ground handling agent.
The solution increases the accuracy of information related to when the procedure is going to take place, how long it will take and when the aircraft will be ready to taxi for departure, which is currently calculated by predetermined estimates.
This SESAR solution #116 is now implemented in Helsinki, Paris CDG, Vienna, Zurich,