As time passes and an aircraft is in daily use, a modern engine will accrue deposits of hydrocarbons on all surfaces. These deposits reduce engine efficiency due to increased drag, weight, and fuel consumption.
By cleaning the aircraft engines at regular intervals, the lifespan can be significantly increased. When all surfaces are clean, the engines can burn fuel more completely, ensuring better overall economy due to lower fuel consumption and longer maintenance intervals. The cleaner the fuel burning, the less fuel the engines will use. Therefore, the Multi Solution Gate has built-in engine flushing capability. The exact program cycle varies from one engine type to another, but in general, the process will take 5-20 minutes, depending on the level of contamination due to sand and dust.
Models with this feature: RS-400, RS-500
Today’s methods for de-icing and washing of aircraft are time-consuming and sometimes hard to predict.
With the Multi Solution Gate, a de-icing process is completed in just a few minutes regardless of weather conditions. This gives the airlines, airport authorities, and ultimately, the passengers, improved predictability in departure times.
The Multi Solution Gate offers a gentler cleaning process than traditional methods, resulting in less wear to the aircraft paint and a reduction in the need for expensive repainting downtime. A complete exterior wash of an aircraft is performed in approximately 20 minutes, depending on the aircraft model. Easier access and higher throughput allow airlines to increase their washing frequencies. Flying clean airplanes reduces overall drag, which in turn reduces fuel consumption. The aircraft also looks better!
With the Multi Solution Gate, all de-icing and washing is done in a covered facility with closed loop systems significantly reducing the possibility of discharges into the surrounding environment. The majority of all spent fluids are collected and available for a variety of recycling options.
Airlines are well aware of the fact that clean aircraft use less fuel. The speed and easy access using the Multi Solution Gate washing system will allow airlines to increase washing frequencies of their aircraft. In addition to substantial cost savings, the system helps the aviation industry with its goal of continuing to reduce its environmental footprint.
Compared to traditional de-icing methods, there is a minimal amount of equipment movement needed around the aircraft. De-icing and anti-icing processes are fully compliant with industry regulations. Final aircraft inspection takes place in a covered, well-lit environment. Our data recording system provides thorough records for de-icing and washing processes, which can be directly provided to the customer for their quality information systems.