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Aéro Mag introduces electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck

Introduction of this new technology at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

December 18, 2020  by CM Staff

Aéro Mag unveils the world’s first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck on December 17, 2020 at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport. (CNW Group/Aéro Mag)

MONTREAL — Aéro Mag has announced the commissioning of the first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck. This truck will help reduce the company’s environmental footprint by significantly reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thanks to the performance of this Beta-type truck, 87% less GHGs will be produced, a reduction of 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.

Designed and manufactured by The Vestergaard Company, in close collaboration with the Aéro Mag team, this electrically powered de-icing truck demonstrates Aéro Mag’s ongoing commitment to safety, operational efficiency, innovation and environmental protection.

“There is no better place to unveil this first electrically powered truck than at the aircraft de-icing facility operated by Aéro Mag at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport,” said Stefan Vestergaard, managing director and CEO of The Vestergaard Company, in a prepared statement. “The truck will certainly be put to the test by the changing and sometimes extreme weather conditions in the region. This new technology will undoubtedly prove its effectiveness through its performance over the coming months. ”

“Today is a great day for us,” said Mario Lépine, President of Aéro Mag. “The commissioning of this first electrically powered de-icing truck is perfectly in line with our continuous improvement program and follows a whole series of innovations that we have introduced in recent years in the aircraft de-icing industry. This is with respect to environmental protection, and more specifically to minimizing the negative impacts of de-icing products and greenhouse gases on the environment. ”

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Aéro Mag has developed a process to recover, recycle and reuse de-icing products used in aircraft de-icing operations, ensuring that the glycol recovers at least 99.5% of its purity and is reusable for the same purpose.


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