• SJU reference # 116 /Release 5
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Predictability
  • Status Available for industrialisation/deployment

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. The solution means that air traffic controllers no longer need to work without situational awareness of de-icing activities and needing to make their own estimates of when aircraft are ready for departure.  The solution envisages that de-icing operations are no longer characterised by the A-CDM concept as ‘adverse conditions’, i.e. a state that is in need of collaborative recovery procedures, but rather a part of normal operations in the winter period.

The DIMT allows for the scheduling and monitoring of de-icing operations.  It is an internet browser-based tool that addresses three distinct procedures for de-icing:

  • Remote de-icing, which occurs at a specific location on the airport away from the parking stand;
  • On-stand de-icing, which occurs just before the aircraft leaves its stand; and
  • After-push de-icing, which occurs after the aircraft has pushed back from the stand and is positioned to start taxiing after de-icing.

This solution is implemented at Vienna, Zurich, Helsinki and Paris Charles De Gaulle airports and planned for Budapest, Amsterdam, Warsaw Chopin Airport and Sweden (locations to be decided).

SJU references: #116/Release 5


• Enhanced  runway safety
• Increased predictability