AF1 cold air blower - Clears runway lights from ice and snow!

The AF1 Airport Series is engineered to clear rapidly snow and ice off runways, runway lights, taxiways, and aprons. With its nozzle blowing air at speed of up to 850 km/h (525 mph), the AF1 blows the snow and blasts away the most resistant ice. This effective ice and snow control solution improves your airfield winter maintenance operations and reduces your costs.

Useful all year round, the AF1 cold air blower is the ideal tool to get rid of standing water, grass clippings, dust, worms, clam shells, and debris off airfields that might be drawn into aircraft engines.

Great for FODs control!

AF1 One man joystick operation
Highly maneuverable, the nozzle of the AF1 is hydraulically controlled by a joystick allowing you to:

      Vary the air flow and speed
      Rotate the nozzle to the left or the right
      Move the nozzle up and down from 76 to 832 mm (3 to 32 in.)
        off the ground
      Tilt the nozzle toward the target


Advantages of the AF1 cold air blower

      Reduces runway occupancy time
      Replaces runway light manual clearing operations
      Clears single and multiple light clusters in seconds
      Removes snow, ice, water, dust, FODs
      Doesn't generate a snow windrow
      Increases runway tolerance
      Diminishes broom usage
      Cleans pavement crevices where bristles cannot reach
      Reduces operating costs
      Decreases risks of engine damages related to FODs


Summary technical specifications

Bouton RFQ anglais Performance
      Air speed: up to 850 km (525 mph)
      Airflow: up to 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm)

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      Power: 328 kW (440 hp) turbocharged Diesel engine
      Two-stage centrifugal oversized fan

      Panoramic visibility
      Automatic transmission
      257 kW (345 hp) turbocharged Diesel engine
      Operating speed: 0 - 30 km/h (0 - 19 mph)
      Travel speed: 0 - 90 km/h (0 - 56 mph)

Regulatory Compliance

Meets all applicable requirements of the following regulations
regarding design, construction, performance, durability, and safety:

      FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards)
      CMVSS (Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards)

Maintain airfields in a breeze!

AF1 runway lights ice removal
Ice is removed from runway lights

Centerline before cleaningCenterline after cleaning Runway centerline lights are cleared from ice and snow