The wash of the future

SKIEN, Norway - In Norway, what some are calling the future of aircraft washing and deicing is being developed – with ideas borrowed from the local carwash. The Multi Solution Gate (MSG) is the first automatic system for washing and deicing aircraft in the world, said Frøydis Hovden, MSG Production’s Vice President of Sales, adding that people are surprised it’s taken so long to come up with the idea, writes Walker Jaroch for AviationPros.com.

May 7th, 2019
The wash of the future
The wash of the future
SKIEN, Norway - In Norway, what some are calling the future of aircraft washing and deicing is being developed – with ideas borrowed from the local carwash. The Multi Solution Gate (MSG) is the first automatic system for washing and deicing aircraft in the world, said Frøydis Hovden, MSG Production’s Vice President of Sales, adding that people are surprised it’s taken so long to come up with the idea, writes Walker Jaroch for AviationPros.com.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

May 7, 2019-The Multi Solution Gate is reported to be the first automatic system for washing and deicing aircraft, and works in a similar fashion to an automatic car wash. The vehicle, in this case, a passenger jet, is pulled along through the MSG via electric tug in a hangar, which allows for deicing chemicals to be more easily captured and contained. The MSG can handle a plane up to the size of a Boeing 737 and takes four to six minutes to deice an aircraft, or 20 minutes to wash.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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