The Consolidated De-Icing Facility at Memphis International Airport is nearing completion and is scheduled for an official opening this month.

Memphis (MEM) is one of first airports to complete a de-icing facility on this scale, due in large part to cargo operations. The facility is expected to be of huge benefit to airlines at MEM during the upcoming winter months, helping to expedite the de-icing of jets and streamline the flow of cargo jet traffic into and out of the Tennessee airport.

The new facility can accommodate de-icing operations for up to 12 B-777 aircraft. A new glycol collection system has also been developed.

The first FedEx jets arrived on the de-icing pads for equipment evaluation and testing at the end of October. 

Image: Memphis International Airport