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Amazone sprayers in special application

UF Lofoten
Amazone crop protection sprayer used to de-ice a runway in the Lofoten Islands

The state-owned company Avinor operates several small airports in northern Norway, including one in the Lofoten Islands. The runways often have to be cleared of ice in winter. Special equipment which costs up to € 300,000 is usually used.

Avinor has now been instructed to rationalise the care of the airfields and to cut costs. One way of doing this is to deploy equipment which is used in agriculture. Last year they successfully used Amazone sprayers to de-ice the runways. Apart from the much lower price, the extremely easy handling and the excellent results made an impression on the team of operators. Our Norwegians were delighted with the performance of a UX 6200 with a 24 m boom and the mounted UF 1201 with a 15 m boom.

The operating company points to a successful deployment and plans to equip further airports with our equipment.