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Airline staff get de-icing training

LOGANAIR staff at Sumburgh Airport have completed training in aircraft de-icing as the winter season looms.

Customer service teams from Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Benbecula have all undergone training, with the airline also investing in renewing and upgrading its de-icing rigs.

Shetland operations manager and ‘de-icing expert’ Tom Burns said: “For aircrafts to operate safely we must ensure all snow and ice is removed from the wings and flying controls.

“We have invested heavily in equipment and more importantly training in best practise to ensure we are ready and able to deal with winter operations and ensure our customers get to their destinations in complete safety and on time.”

Loganair was the only airline to operate a full schedule from Glasgow Airport during poor weather in March, with the company crediting this in part to its focus on winter preparation.