The AF1 cold air blower system has proven to be an effective snow and FODs fighting equipment, significantly reducing runway occupancy time and maintenance operation costs. With its 860 km/h (535 mph) wind velocity and 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm) airflow, AF1 EVO removes fresh and packed snow around runway lights and airfield signs in seconds. It’s an effective piece of equipment to clear away snow and ice from runways, taxiways, aprons and thus cutting down on broom usage. In addition, the system efficiently maintains pavement surfaces and significantly reduces aircraft engine foreign object damages by blowing away dust and various FODs such as rocks, debris, shells, crack filling compounds, plastic and metal components.

Big airflow

Remove snow around runway lights in seconds without damage

Reduce FODs

Plastic and metal components, organic debris, shells, dust, etc.

Self-contained and removable module

The multipurpose carrier can be put at work all year round

Airport equipment

AF1 EVO for airport applications

A new EVOLUTIVE design

The AF1 cold air blower system has proven to be an effective snow and FODs fighting equipment, significantly reducing runway occupancy time and maintenance operation costs. With its 860 km/h (535 mph) wind velocity and 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm) airflow, AF1 EVO removes fresh and packed snow around runway lights and airfield signs in seconds. It’s an effective piece of equipment to clear away snow and ice from runways, taxiways, aprons and thus cutting down on broom usage. In addition, the system efficiently maintains pavement surfaces and significantly reduces aircraft engine foreign object damages by blowing away dust and various FODs such as rocks, debris, shells, crack filling compounds, plastic and metal components.

Big airflow

Remove snow around runway lights in seconds without damage

Reduce FODs

Plastic and metal components, organic debris, shells, dust, etc.

Self-contained and removable module

The multipurpose carrier can be put at work all year round
Soufflante AF1 EVO | Opération d'entretien hivernal | Rails

Self-contained and removable module

Completely self-contained, the cold air blower module is engineered to be rapidly removed from its carrier at season change.
Soufflante AF1 EVO | Opération d'entretien hivernal | Rails

Multipurpose carrier

The AF1 EVO is mounted on a rugged Peterbilt 520 utility truck, available in single and tandem axle configurations. Once the AF1 EVO module is removed, the carrier can be put at work all year round when equipped with other deck truck equipment.
Ergonomic controls - AF1 EVO cold air blower for rial and airport runways

Intuitive operation

The large display screen gives the operator a fast read of the cold air blower’s operating parameters, an easy-to-use joystick controls the nozzle movements and airflow.

High efficiency design

The powerful air jet, generated by a three-stage high-performance centrifugal fan driven by a diesel engine via a clutch, requires less maintenance and consume less fuel.
AF1 EVO colad air blower engine compartment

Operator safety

The AF1 EVO doesn’t require additional personnel on the ground to guide operations and includes many features reducing risks of accidents.

Ideal for

Airport surface maintenance operations, runway insert lights, airfield signs, runways, taxiways and aprons
Fresh or hard snow, ice, stagnant water, dust and debris of all kinds

Airspeed

Up to 860 km/h (535 mph)

Airflow

Up to 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm)

Engine of the cold air blower

310 kW (416 hp) Caterpillar® C9.3 turbocharged, Tier 4 Final Diesel

Operating speed in working mode

0 to 40 km/h (0 to 25 mph)

Operating speed in traveling mode

0 to 90 km/h (0 to 56 mph)

Carrier (standard)

Peterbilt 520

Main features

Soufflante AF1 EVO | Opération d'entretien hivernal | Rails

Self-contained and removable module

Completely self-contained, the cold air blower module is engineered to be rapidly removed from its carrier at season change.
Soufflante AF1 EVO | Opération d'entretien hivernal | Rails

Multipurpose carrier

The AF1 EVO is mounted on a rugged Peterbilt 520 utility truck, available in single and tandem axle configurations. Once the AF1 EVO module is removed, the carrier can be put at work all year round when equipped with other deck truck equipment.
Ergonomic controls - AF1 EVO cold air blower for rial and airport runways

Intuitive operation

The large display screen gives the operator a fast read of the cold air blower’s operating parameters, an easy-to-use joystick controls the nozzle movements and airflow.

High efficiency design

The powerful air jet, generated by a three-stage high-performance centrifugal fan driven by a diesel engine via a clutch, requires less maintenance and consume less fuel.
AF1 EVO colad air blower engine compartment

Operator safety

The AF1 EVO doesn’t require additional personnel on the ground to guide operations and includes many features reducing risks of accidents.

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Technical specifications

Ideal for

Airport surface maintenance operations, runway insert lights, airfield signs, runways, taxiways and aprons
Fresh or hard snow, ice, stagnant water, dust and debris of all kinds

Airspeed

Up to 860 km/h (535 mph)

Airflow

Up to 9.21 m3/s (19,500 cfm)

Engine of the cold air blower

310 kW (416 hp) Caterpillar® C9.3 turbocharged, Tier 4 Final Diesel

Operating speed in working mode

0 to 40 km/h (0 to 25 mph)

Operating speed in traveling mode

0 to 90 km/h (0 to 56 mph)

Carrier (standard)

Peterbilt 520

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