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An American Airlines 787 coated with snow at Chicago O'Hare (Photo: Greg Linton)

The Time-Consuming But Extremely Critical Process of Deicing Aircraft in the Winter

Just recently, Southwest Airlines had to cancel many flights out of Chicago Midway Airport due to cold weather and deicing constraints. As winter kicks into high gear, it is a given that deicing crews will be out there working hard to prevent delays and make sure passengers depart safely. While all parts of the aircraft are designed with the notion of achieving and maintaining flight, there are several areas of an airplane that are essential to flight. These areas include…

Plane Busy: A Look at Colorado and Wyoming’s Busy Winter…

With spring approaching (or already here in some parts of the country) winter seasonal flights in some regions are starting to end. While many of these seasonal flights are to the Caribbean, some operate to smaller towns in Colorado and Wyoming. For some of these cities, the loss of seasonal…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

Northeastern United States Enters Recovery Mode After a long battle with Winter Storm Jonas, many airports in the Northeast corner of the U.S. will be recovering from the cancellations that they have been plagued with over the past several days. Crews will be on the ramps, taxiways, and runways constantly…