From the beginning of December till the end of February the airfield service of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) cleaned off from the airfield 22 thousand cubic meters of snow, to which end the special-purpose transport (dump trucks and tractors with trailer cars) had to make more than a thousand of runs. The most strained period for the airport were last ten days of December and first ten days of January, when heavy precipitation was registered in the Samara region.
- The main challenges in our work are related to constant traffic of airplanes, strict requirements as to the condition of the airfield and promptmess of cleaning. We work, when simultaneously there is a lot of special-purpose equipment and many employees on the airfield apron, and this requires increased attention, compliance with the rules of labour and technological discipline, as well as compliance with safety rules by all participants of the process”, tells Vasilij Dokuchaev, head of the airfield service of “Kurumoch” airport.
The airfield infrastructure is cleaned round o'clock, the area of the cleaned territory exceeds 600 thousand square meters, which is comparable with 70 football fields. That said, in accordance with existing rules, in order to maintain the flight worthiness of the airfield, the maximum height of fresh snow shall not exceed 12 mm. That is why, in case of first signs of snowfall, the equipment switches to the “patrol” mode, maintaining the cleanness of the runway, taxi ways, parking places and airfield apron, irrespective of the time of the day.