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Boschung delivers 22 airport de-icers to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport

Payerne, Switzerland · September 26, 2019 – The Boschung Group in Payerne, Switzerland, a world leader in Surface Condition Management, today announces the delivery of 22 high performance airport de-icers to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA). BDIA, Beijing’s new airport, will reinforce China’s Capital air traffic supporting the existing Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), a long-standing customer of Boschung. As both airports are managed by the same operating group, the positive experience with the existing Boschung maintenance fleet at the BCIA led to the decision to choose in favour of Boschung and its state-of-the art de-icing technology for BDIA though the Boschung bid was the highest in price.



With the opening of the new “Beijing Daxing International Airport” (BDIA) the Chinese
government will give support to the already existing “Beijing Capital International Airport”
(BCIA) and effectively manage one of the busiest air traffic region in the world. By September
25th, 2019, celebrating the 70th anniversary date of the People’s Republic of China,
passengers from and to Beijing will have a second choice. The new airport is intended to be a
new aviation hub in China with an estimated passenger capacity of 45 million by 2021 and 72
million by 2025. With 700,000 square meters, BDIA’s main terminal will be the largest single
airport concourse in the world with four runways the day of the opening and three additional
runways launching later on.




The Beijing region’s continental climate is characterized by cold and dry winters with hot summers. Normally, there is little snow in Beijing, but frequent appearing weather incidents during wintertime can suddenly lead to dangerous ice or snow situations. Boschung has been collaborating closely with BCIA on all key elements of the Surface Condition Management of the airport such as Ice Early Warning System, snow removal, de-icing along with fleets and data management for years now, which strongly helps ensure the overall safety, cost- effectiveness in a most sustainable way. Today there is a powerful Boschung fleet of 14 Jetbrooms, 11 airport De-Icers and 2 IMS spreaders operating at BCIA.




As both Beijing airports, BCIA and BDIA, are managed by the same operating group, Capital Airports Holding Company (CAH), a fully owned entity of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Boschung was able to bid a technology already proven on the Beijing airport ground. Though the mild snow conditions in Beijing gave the opportunity to low-cost and inferior quality suppliers to enter the bidding with low prices, the responsible CAH officials decided in favour of the high quality solution, the Boschung solution, at a higher price avoiding any compromise in safety and efficiency. Today, six out of eleven de-icers operating at BCIA are already using the leading Boschung M2 de-icing technology which is the technology integrated in most of the 22 new de-icers purchased for the BDIA. The M2 de-icing technology spreads solid and liquid thawing agents with very precise lateral distributions. A technology that today has never been reached by any other competitive systems. Another important key factor is the 24/7 support service offered by Boschung’s subsidiary in Beijing which guarantees the fleet managers adapted support at all times.





The 22 new Boschung airport de-icers are composed of 2 SDA S5, 14 SDA M2 and 6 SDA M2D5, all mounted on Mercedes Benz trucks. The SDA S5 series (liquid de-icer) can be equipped with cascaded PE liquid tanks for the de-icing of particularly large areas. For the spraying of liquid thawing agents the SDA S5 series uses a sophisticated spraying block system that guarantees a much better accuracy with homogenous spraying patterns regardless of the working speed. But the SDA S5 is also less prone to technical failures as each spraying block is equipped with tiny spray nozzles working independently. The SDA M2 is the traditional Boschung technology for the spreading of solid or liquid thawing agents and is equipped with a tandem spinner disc specifically designed for airport application to ensure the best spreading pattern of up to 24m wide. The SDA M2D5, a combination of the two previous series on one vehicle, is a multifunctional de-icer with lateral distribution that was especially designed for the spreading of solid or liquid thawing agents or both mixed in customizable proportions.








In China and around the world, Boschung continues to be the irrefutable leader of airports winter operating culture. Why? Because of what their enhanced technology does in influencing Snow & Ice planning activities, training, budgeting, daily decision making, and process improvement.



Press Contact: Boschung Group Marketing & Communication Aéropôle 108 CH-1530 Payerne 

Tel. +41 26 497 85 85 


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