Renewable Deicing

The aviation industry can cut its carbon footprint before an aircraft even taxis to the runway.


This opens up the application of DFSustain to more extreme climates that are typically dominated by ethylene glycol-based Type I products.

Other suppliers to the aviation industry are also working to provide sustainable alternatives and soon, major greenhouse gas savings will be made before an aircraft even taxis to the runway.

Certainly, the environmental issues that we all face are increasing and urgent, and while as an industry we are certainly far from the worst offenders, we still do not have the luxury of waiting for other areas of commerce to catch up with us.

We need to continue to lead and demonstrate our commitment to develop better, cleaner and more efficient methods of operating our aircraft, as well as managing our ground operations.

 

About the Author: Gary Lydiate is CEO of Kilfrost, which has customers in more than 63 countries on five continents.

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