You’ve heard about microwaving a frozen dinner or popcorn, but how about an airplane? Well just such a contraption was recently developed in Norway and promises both safety and environmental benefits. In actuality, it’s not a microwave per se, but a machine which utilizes infra-red heatwaves to melt ice build-up on planes. By outfitting two hangers at its Oslo airport, Norwegian officials estimate that all 8,000 planes that take off every winter could be serviced, and best of all, the process will eliminate seventy percent of the glycols presently used to de-ice planes – substances which can harm plants and animals. Little wonder airport officials are boasting that “Norway’s biggest grill has just opened.”
October 9, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.