Bradley International Airport (BDL) Employs The Latest In Glycol Recovery Equipment
WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – March 23, 2011 – Acting State Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker announced today that Bradley International Airport (BDL) has recently acquired the latest in glycol, or de-icing fluid, recovery equipment with the addition of two new Elgin Airport Glycol Recovery Vehicles (GRVs), both equipped to operate at temperatures down to -40 degrees F, for its fleet.
Acting Commissioner Redeker notes, “This is an additional example of the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Bradley’s continuing efforts to maintain its national reputation as a leader in the latest technology for all aspects of airport operations.” BDL Administrator Eric N. Waldron, A.A.E., ACE comments, “These next-generation additions to our existing Maintenance fleet will allow the Airport to continue to comply with federal, state, and local environmental requirements regarding the removal of de-icing fluid runoff here at Bradley.”
These new GRVs will replace older models which have been in use since the late 1990s. The BDL Maintenance fleet will now consist of a total of three modern, efficient vehicles employing the latest technology. The total cost of the two new GRVs is $762,000.00, 100% funded through Bradley International Airport’s capital improvement program with federal passenger facility charges.
Other distinctive features of these new vehicles include:
- they are engineered for quick and efficient glycol clean-up at airport gates and/or designated de-icing sites.
- they are equipped with a pavement-rinsing system that facilitates de-icing fluid collection from pavement surfaces.
- they have an 1800 gallon fluid collection capacity and an 8 foot wide pickup head.
PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: A live demonstration of the new glycol recovery vehicles will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25, weather permitting. All interested news media should report to the BDL Maintenance facility located between the Bombardier and Army Guard facilities on Light Lane in Windsor Locks.