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Oslo gets Europe`s first infra-red plane de-icing facility
18 January 2006

Europe`s first airliner de-icing machine using infra-red heatwaves opened at Norway`s Oslo Airport, aiming to cut costs and protect the environment. Planes will taxy through the hangar as heatwaves from the roof melt ice on the planes. In New York, a similar system has been in use at Newark airport since 1999. SAS, who runs the facility, will study whether the system could save money and protect the environment by reducing use of glycols, currently sprayed on planes for de-icing. (Reuters)