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deicing B727

jetwash

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I was wondering approximately how many gallons of deice fluid does it take to deice a B727 or similar size aircraft.

Just a ball park figure.


Thanks
 

Dog Driver

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depends on how much ice...

as little as 50 gallons type 1 wings and tail...

most I've had is 400 gallons when iced over from sitting.
 

CRACKHEAD

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That depends.

If an ABX ground crew is deicing you,
then two trucks can spend about 8,000 gals. on a +10 degree C night.

If it's anyone else. about 50 gals. under the same conditions.
 

a320drivr

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I remember one time in MSP when I worked for signature we dumped 20,000 gals on an ATA 1011.
 

flynhigh27

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My record is about 2500 Gallons from Atlantic Aviation at MDW. $13 a gallon, put it on company card and had a good laugh! That was the same snow sitting on the airplane that made the SW 737 slide off the end of the runway, about 12inches if i remember correctly.
 

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That depends.

If an ABX ground crew is deicing you,
then two trucks can spend about 8,000 gals. on a +10 degree C night.

If it's anyone else. about 50 gals. under the same conditions.


Well that's what happens when you have a "cost plus" contract and a 90 day notice in your back pocket.
Does tend to make the flight .... extra safe :pimp:
 

timeless

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Does USA jet like to gouge customers on the de-ice bill.

A little over a month ago I was picking up some freight over at USA Jet in YIP. It wasn't an active aero trip. A broker was just using their facilities. A USA Jet DC9 was loading some of the same freight for a different destination. Despite being loaded after the DC9 I had the door shut and I was ready for de-icing well before them. We had accumulated a little frost that needed to be sprayed off. I had to sit there and wait while USA Jet sprayed more than 300 gallons on a DC9 to remove what looked like about 3 snowfalls worth of winter crust. We knew about the trip about 2 weeks in advance so I assume USA Jet did too. Why wouldn't they just hanger the plane all day and save the customer a little money? If they weren't profiting off the de-icing would they have still have racked up a $4500 glycol bill for the customer? To make it worse the broker (a former freight pilot) was on site and he didn't seem to pleased about the situation. I had a nice clean plane after about 30 gallons.
 

TWA

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That depends.

If an ABX ground crew is deicing you,
then two trucks can spend about 8,000 gals. on a +10 degree C night.

If it's anyone else. about 50 gals. under the same conditions.

They're pretty good at using 8,000 gal a plane. The funniest part is that the tankers that deliver it to ABX, only hold 5,000 gal.
 
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