IOM De-icer Enters Service

A new de-icing rig – a converted Land Rover vehicle – owned and operated by Manx2.com has entered service at the Isle of Man’s main airport.  The vehicle, with a fleet number of Manx3 was on hand to help get Manx2.com’s flights away on time during recent bad weather.  The custom-designed rig had been on standby since mid-November 2011, but wasn’t required until the freezing conditions in February.
The four-wheel drive rig was specifically built for use with the aircraft which operate on Manx2.com routes from the Isle of Man to Blackpool, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds and Gloucester (M5) airport.
The carrier’s General Manager David Buck said: “The rig has more than enough capacity to cope with all Manx2.com’s morning departures, which will help us maintain our commitment to on-time performance.  We also have our own stocks of de-icing fluid so are well prepared for winter mornings to come.”  (Photo – Manx2.com)