Worker ants, or land vehicles in service Airport
• Worker ants, or land vehicles in service Airport
Aviation - Today the fastest and by far the most convenient mode of transport to move over long distances. It is no secret that in order to ensure the flight of each aircraft is operated fairly large amount of manpower and resources. An important element of aviation airport - from the smallest to large international hubs. And in each of them, life is like an anthill. Just anthills are also different in size and the number of worker ants in them.
These worker ants at each airport is a huge fleet of vehicles -. Peron buses, tractors, ladders, deaysery, snow blowers, fuel trucks, fire engines, etc. All of them around the clock bustle of the runways and hangars for aircraft maintenance speed and ensure safe flight for passengers.
Some worker ants, who are in the service at the airport today, and will be my story
Standing at almost any airport terminal in anticipation of landing on your flight, we often see the work of various vehicles on runways and taxi areas. Most often it is the movement of the various cars of technical services, as well as the cleaning of the strip of snow or ice.
Any weather rainfall for the airport are potentially dangerous factor that needs to be quickly and efficiently addressed. That's why during a snowfall, and after snow removal equipment on runway works practically nonstop.
Whatever the weather, the asphalt coating must be clean and provide a sufficient level of grip at take-off, landing and taxiing aircraft.
For the cleaning of large arrays of snow during heavy snowfalls used machine-shnekorotor. Its structure makes it possible, without damaging the concrete surface, to quickly and efficiently remove large masses of snow in a short period of time. Special support wheels and lower ski has shnekorotor as close to the ground.
Snow emissions come from the side of the cochlea at a distance of about 50 meters. Thus snow band quickly removed, and then the graders (as in the photo №2) already swept away the snow, and its trucks are taken.
Another crucial worker ants in the winter is deayser - machine-icing, which is applied to the aircraft fuselage of a special anti-icing fluid on the basis of alcohol.
Icing is needed in order to avoid freezing flaps and other movable elements of the fuselage during takeoff, landing and flight. The process is conducted in semi-automatic mode - about AMPs are ultrasonic nozzles radars, which control the distance to the fuselage and is stopped at a critical time with the post injector. First remove residues of ice, and then applied anti-icing liquid.
Deayser, despite its apparent "normally" is actually a computer monster - for his work meets five different embedded computer systems.
For the processing of one type Boeing 737-500 aircraft typically require from 400 to 700 liters of de-icing fluid. The cost of one such machine, according to the service representative Surgut International Airport is about 20 million rubles (about 650 thousand. Dollars)
Runway should be kept in perfect condition, not only in winter but also in any other time of the year. For these purposes, there is a machine that combines a washer function, polisher and sweeper
Today, no airport is complete without aircraft tugs. This small, yet powerful and malevolent gnome can tow aircraft weighing 60 tons or more.
White plates on the stern of the tug - weighting.
Fire trucks at the airport is always on the alert, because in case of fire, seconds count
Please note, ready for instantaneous response people are in the cockpit of the car fire. All machines are necessarily equipped with powerful water cannons
The Bay of fuel in the aircraft carried special cars - tankers. It is known that during the flight of the aircraft consumes quite a lot of fuel - from 700-800 liters per hour for smaller models up to several thousand liters per hour for large airliners. In addition, on board an aircraft must be sufficiently large supply of fuel in case of various emergencies - a flight to another airport in the event of failure of the destination airport to take the side of various unavoidable reasons (weather conditions, accidents, etc.), an additional finding in the air waiting for the team to landing and t. d.
Modern tankers have a capacity of fuel tanks 10 and more thousand liters and provides precise dosage of fuel poured.
Filling tanks tankers occurs on a special fuel depot, which monitors the quality of fuel and the introduction of special additives in it, depending on the different current requirements.
In order to take passengers from the terminal to the aircraft used by special buses (if you can not supply the aircraft to the apron), called Peron.
Typically, this low-floor buses with increased capacity - more than 100 people
In order to take passengers directly into the cabin, various types of self-propelled ladders. One of the world's largest manufacturers of ladders - the French company Sovam. Self-propelled ladders are equipped with engines Perkins, Deutz or VW. Minimum docking height - 2 m 2 (Boeing 737), the maximum - 5, 8 m (Airbus A340). The ladder can withstand up to 102 people.
But the most modern airports are gradually moving to the use of special boarding bridges allowing passengers to immediately get out of the terminal to board the plane without going through the street
There and convenience, and safety
Another interesting ant is a car that provides refueling aircraft of drinking water and its drain after a flight.
In the car two containers - one with fresh water, the second - for the stale water. When the plane arrives, drinking water, on board, it is considered stale and is subject to a plum. Even if the aircraft is scheduled to take off after a short time in the back or another flight, the water in it is still replaced with fresh
When you have finished viewing the technical park Surgut Airport, we are back on the runway, where everything continued to work as snow-clearing equipment, removing the cover from the slowly falling snow ...
But no matter how powerful technological park is not equipped with modern airports, the main function will still perform the ordinary people - the management of this technology, logistics, communications, scheduling, etc...