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Dunsfold Park Ploughs Through Snowy Conditions

Wednesday, 22 December 2010
As runways across the country and Europe grind to a halt this Christmas as a result of snow and ice, Dunsfold Park’s investment in snow plough equipment has paid off! Where neighbouring airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, have struggled Dunsfold’s small aviation team has worked relentlessly to keep the aerodrome operating.
Jim McAllister, Chief Executive, Dunsfold Park comments; “In parts the snow had built up to over a foot on the runway with large banks of snow across the whole site as a result of the bad weather. With snow at the end of 2009 and the beginning of this year, we decided it was important to invest in equipment that would keep both the business park and aerodrome operating whatever the weather. The team have worked tirelessly over the cold snap and made good use of our new plough keeping the runway clear and the aerodrome operational.”

Ensuring the aerodrome remains operational throughout the winter is essential. Not only is Dunsfold Park used by private corporate jets and a training base for military aircraft, but is home to the Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance service, a vital operation which has already attended 4 sledging incidents this week alongside its normal emergency service. 

Dunsfold Park will endeavour to remain operational throughout the winter. For further information on aviation at Dunsfold Park call the team on 01483 200900.