Unique system for aircraft de-icing
Unique system for aircraft de-icing
The SAFEAERO 220 with its enormous operational radius (nozzle reach horizontal 14 m, vertical over 22 m and operator´s eye height 16 m) and its very compact size, make it the ideal de-icer to perform deicing operations on aircrafts ranging from turboprops up to the new Airbus A380.
The uniqueness of this product lies in the fact that this machine was designed specifically for one person operation. This eliminates communication problems between operator and driver and operating costs are significantly lower than a truck mounted two person operated de-icer. The SAFEAERO 220 vehicle has as standard equipment a single four-cycle water-cooled diesel engine. The engine offers adequate power required for all functions and operates well below the maximum power rating.The starting and stopping of the engine is simply accomplished by way of a single ignition key. The vehicle is equipped with hydrostatic drive, for smooth acceleration and driving comfort.
The compact and low profile design along with a completely enclosed cabin and large windows provides excellent visibility. The car-like driving and operating system provides an easy, safe and efficient de-icing environment under all conditions. Under-wing de-icing can also be easily performed from the operator’s cabin. A “stepless” proportional mixing system allows the operator to choose the exact mixture of ADF and water depending on the weather conditions. This means the glycol consumption can be reduced to a minimum, which saves costs and protects the environment. For maintenance and service, a full diagnostic and faultfinding system is integrated into the onboard computer. The SAFEAERO 220 is CE certified and follows IATA recommendations for de-icers and European safety standards for ground support equipment. The chassis is specially designed for the SAFEAERO 220. It is equipped with a springloaded front axle, with an excellent turning radius (only 7,2 m) and is equipped with automatic hydraulic locking cylinders to be used during the de-icing and anti-icing operation. The rear axle is firm without springs.The vehicle has two-wheel drive on front axle. The brakes are electro-pneumatically operated with spring-loaded parking brakes on the rear axle for maximum safety. An optional differential lock on the drive axle is available.
The cabin is specially designed for the de-icer operators. Emphasis is placed on good ergonomics and simple operation and manoeuvring, instrument positioning and operator’s view. A large touch screen monitor provides the operator with all necessary information. The cabin is completely enclosed and provides space for one operator and one instructor. The cabin is provided with forced air heating and ventilation. The cabin has large windows, giving the operator maximum view in all directions. The window frames are narrow to allow maximum operator visibility. The windows have parallel operating wipers. Window washing equipment includes a 12 litre fluid tank. The cabin is fitted at the end of the telescope arm and can be slewed ±90°. It is automatically levelled when elevating and lowering the telescopic boom. The cabin is equipped with an “autopark” switch making it easy for the operator to return to the parking position from any position of the boom and/or cabin.
The hallmark of modificated model SAFEAERO 220EH is the height of treatment - it's for 1.5 m higher than of the standard SAFEAERO 220.
Typhoon de-icers proved their high reliability and ease of use in many airports. Equipment which is used only seasonal should be designed for easy adaptation by the user. The functions should be self-explanatory, enabling the user to concentrate on the main task - de-Icing. The Typhoon has been designed both for regional airports as well as for international large airports. Its full equipment allows optimum adaptation to all requirements. Its amazing range eases the de-icing process and allows maximum flexibility.
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