Although we haven’t yet had anything like the snowfall experienced over the past two winters here in the UK, airports across the country are nevertheless preparing so that they don’t experience the same problems.
Belfast City George Best Airport has invested in two £500,000 in two snow clearing machines from Norway. The huge apparatus can remove 6 inches of snow from the entire runway in less than an hour. Seamus MacMahon, Belfast City Airport’s Senior Fire Officer, is pictured receiving the equipment from Jan Eric, Service Engineer at ØVERAASEN.
So this airport, which is a vital link close to the heart of Belfast for business passengers in particular, should remain open should the white stuff appear again!