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IOM de-icer enters service.

A new de-icing fig - a converted Land Rover vehicle - owned and operated by has entered service at the Isle of Man's main airport. The vehicle, with a fleet number of Manx3; was on hand to help get's flights away on time during recent bad weather. The custom-designed rig had been on standby since mid-November 2011, but wasn't required until the freezing conditions in


The four-wheel drive rig was specifically built for use with the com routes from the Isle of Man to Blackpool, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds and Gloucester (M5) airport. The carriers General Manager David Buck said: "The rig has more than enough capacity to cope with all's morning departures, which will help us maintain our commitment to on-time performance. We also have our own stocks of de-icing fluid so are well prepared for winter mornings to come" (Photo -
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Title Annotation:PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Publication:Airports International
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Apr 1, 2012
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