At most global airports, each deicing service provider or air carrier performing self-deicing activities maintains its own fluid storage. This results in an abundance of drums, totes and tanks scattered over various locations around the airport, often with little or no environmental control systems in place. We’ve all seen it before many times.
In July 2016, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) released the final editions of the AEA Recommendations for De-Icing/Anti-Icing of Aeroplanes on the Ground and the AEA Training Recommendations and Background Information for De-Icing /Anti-Icing of Aeroplane on the Ground. The documents have formed the basis of all European air carrier and de-icing service provider programs since their inception.