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Portland International first US airport to use 100% recycled aircraft de-icing fluid

Portland International first US airport to use 100% recycled aircraft de-icing fluid | Portland International Jetport
Mar 2018 – Portland International Jetport in Maine has laid claim to being the first airport in the United States to use 100% recycled aircraft de-icing fluid. Provided by Inland Technologies and applied by Northeast Air, the local FBO, the new fluid is a culmination of three years of preparation and is said to meet all FAA safety requirements. Since Inland’s original facility opened six years ago, nearly six million gallons of used aircraft de-icing fluid has been collected to ensure it does not mix with storm water and has been processed to remove the glycol and other contaminants. Nearly one million gallons of pure glycol have been recovered in this time. “Having operated from this location for almost 50 years, we have actively participated in the evolution of de-icing technology,” reported Henry Laughlin, Northeast Air’s President. “Our introduction of AirFirst technology trucks significantly reduced the volume of glycol used in the overall process and our glycol blending system ensures minimal wastage. We have now completed the circle through the application of recycled glycol using the world’s most advanced de-icing equipment.”

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