Amsterdam Schiphol has acquired a new runway de-icing vehicle for about EUR 300,000 (USD 380,000). German manufacturer Dammann supplied the vehicle, which has a spraying width of 40 meters. The sprayer arms are fitted with LED lighting to ensure safe operation in poor visibility. Schiphol has been using potassium formate for runway de-icing since 2011, as an environmentally friendlier alternative to potassium nitrate.
JCAII Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Expanding and Growing JCAII Strengthen Resources
Mississauga, Ontario – JCAII (http://theaimsystem.ca/) is proud to announce today that Kelvin Williamson will be joining the firm starting January 01st, 2018 to further assist the rapidly expanding deicing management systems JCAII offers to their customers. Kelvin Williamson brings to the team at JCAII a wealth of experience within the aviation industry having spent the last 36 years in various aviation positions.
Kelvin Joins JCAII as their Chief Operating Officer and will assist the JCAII team in managing the recent successes and growing demands of the aviation industry to take advantage of the new technologies the company has designed and implemented. Kelvin comments “I am thrilled to start a new challenge with JCAII and look forward to working with the team to expand their already extensive product and service suite. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected and forward thinking organization.” Jeff Campbell President of JCAII said “Kelvin’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him a key addition to the JCAII team. By appointing Kelvin as our COO, JCAII is confirming our commitment to continue to lead the way in aviation deicing information system and surface guidance platforms to the aircraft deicing industry.”
Mr. Williamson has spent the past 10 yrs. as President of LNT Solutions, bringing both runway and wing deicers to the market place in Canada and the United States. Kelvin began his aviation career working for a number of commercial airlines which lead him to becoming the Chief Pilot for Voyager Airlines. Mr. Williamson spent the next 10 years working for Transport Canada as a Boeing 737 Check Pilot & Air
Carrier Inspector and was responsible for the initial Government approval of the Toronto Central Deicing Facility. With a return to line flying Mr. Williamson flew internationally as a Boeing 727 Captain for All Canada Express. Subsequently, Mr. Williamson accepted a position as General Manager – Toronto Central Deicing Facility. As an SAE member since 1993, Mr. Williamson is currently the Chair of the G12
SAE Deicing Facilities Committee.
JCAII is a Canadian based company, specializing in visual guidance solutions and information systems for airports worldwide. SmartPad®
is a turnkey service and equipment offering that encompasses a suite of patented products that include Bay Management Software, Electronic Message Boards, Airfield Ground Lighting, Automated Guidance Systems Technology, and Virtual Tower Technology. All of these products are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of an operation while minimizing the need for manpower. Our patented Icelink®
product is a deicing management and dispatch system that coordinates and synchronizes all deicing operations and provides information in real-time to all stakeholders such as airlines, service-providers, airports, pilots and regulatory bodies.