January 2016 Issue

Snow Removal Triage

Because airport snow removal can’t happen all at once, most removal plans identify priority areas with a goal of increasing safety and minimizing disruption. The figure at right, excerpted from FAA Advisory Circular AC 150/5200-30C, illustrates an airport with typically prioritized areas. Priority 1 areas include the primary runway(s) with taxiway turnoffs, access taxiways leading to the terminal, terminal(s) and cargo ramp(s), airport rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) station(s), identified ARFF mutual aid access point(s)…

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