Ever wonder what happens when it snows at Toronto Pearson? The GTAA has carefully designed an efficient winter operation, helping to minimize the impact of that frosty weather! In this section, learn about the components that make up our winter plan – from snow removal to our deicing facility.
During inclement winter weather, there is very close coordination and communication between the airport, the airlines and Nav Canada. Together, we work towards the same goal: to make sure the airport continues to move in a safe and efficient manner.
A number of components make up Toronto Pearson's winter plan. These operations help reduce inconvenience for our guests and maintain safe performance during winter weather.
The application of a heated glycol and water mixture to remove any frozen contamination adhering to critical flight control surfaces on an aircraft.
Precautionary procedure that provides protection against icing.
Snow removal is a process that involves many people and vehicles. Toronto Pearson has an established plan, including an inspection process done after snow clearing teams provide condition reports on cleared surfaces.