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Denver International Airport to deploy Saab de-icing manager

Denver International Airport will be deploying Saab´s Aerobahn de-icing manager to provide all airport stakeholders with a common de-icing process management tool for more efficient winter operations the Swedish firm said.

In addition, the airport is receiving a Saab surface multilateration system to provide precise aircraft location and identification information directly to its Aerobahn surface manager and de-icing manager.

The Aerobahn De-icing Manager integrates airport surface surveillance from Saab multilateration and flight data to provide users with real-time situational awareness of de-icing pad activity.

Users at Denver, including the airport, airlines and de-icing service providers, can schedule and sequence aircraft into centralised de-icing pads; track de-icing queue lengths and occupancy times; and automatically record de-icing process milestones.

In addition, the de-icing manager features a number of predictive elements that facilitate better planning of the de-icing process, including estimated de-icing queue entry, pad entry, occupancy and exit times, and the generation of recommended push back times that help to limit queue lengths.

Saab multilateration uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft location based on transponder signals to provide Aerobahn with precise aircraft position and identification regardless of weather conditions.

The multilateration system at Denver will cover all runways, taxiways and gate areas.

Saab provides the global defense and aviation markets with sensor technologies, radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents.

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