GHI Winter Operations Webinar

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GHI will be hosting the Winter Operations Webinar on July 30.

The impact of COVID-19 on de-icing activity will be on the agenda at GHI’s Webinar on delivering a more effective winter operations strategy.

GHI has teamed up with Wiseleap, aviation cloud applications provider for the aviation industry, to host the free-to-attend event:

Panellists comprising business leaders from airlines, ground handlers and GSE suppliers will discuss the fall-out of the pandemic on equipment use, cleaning and de-icing procedures this winter. The session will also investigate the broader components of a successful winter operations campaign. Key topics will include the role of stakeholder collaboration in boosting de-icing efficiency, reducing delays and preventing aircraft damage. The Webinar will also explore de-icing equipment and de-icing fluid innovations that can help operators treat aircraft quicker, more effectively and safely when the pressure is on.

The Webinar panel will also investigate employee training and de-icing simulator programmes in preparing our people for high performance in harsh conditions.

The GHI Big Debate: Are you ready for Winter?

Format: A 90 minute Webinar bringing together business leaders from leading airlines, ground handlers, airports and industry suppliers to discuss a blueprint for achieving a smarter winter operations strategy for stations. The session will include an online audience Q&A and be chaired by GHI Conference Chairman, Max Gosney.

Date: July 30, 1600 CEST; 1000 EST; 1500 BST


  • Stakeholder collaboration: working together to boost preparedness, safety and efficiency of airport operations when cold weather strikes at short notice
  • De-icing equipment innovation: taking the pressure off operators by improving the design of de-icing equipment to boost visibility, enhance communication, reduce treatment times and aid safety when the OTP pressure is on
  • GSE strategies for the cold: maintenance and modifications to maintain safety and performance
  • Employee training and protective wear: putting the skill sets in place to react to the sudden arrival of cold weather: multi-skilling ramp teams and the role of simulator training. Procuring the right PPE for freezing conditions and the link between cold weather and poor safety decisions.

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After loading cargo on a saudia 777 200 at Heathrow around 2007 the aircraft was going to be de iced in hot weather as the saudia is never refuelled on out stations . The De icing team were spraying the aircraft under wing and all the fluid was showering them. They had no protection gear - it was going into their eyes, nose and I think it was also going into their throat. Me and my team leader were shocked by what was happening ... what are the rules and regulations in health and safety to protect workers who de ice aircraft and protect them from serious life-threatening illness in these kind of ground handling operations ?

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