TELLURIDE – The Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) received a new energy saving runway light plow last week, thanks to a state grant.
Created specifically for airport use, the new light plow in operation at TEX saves both time and money by reducing the number of hours it takes to remove snow around runway lights. In the past, it would take approximately six hours to remove snow around the runway lights. On Nov. 4, it took Airport Manager Rich Nuttall only 45 minutes to remove the snow from around the lights with the new piece of equipment. Nuttall has been plowing snow at the airport for 21 years, and is extremely happy with the increase in efficiency.
The new plow is a solid, effective and flexible piece of equipment, according to a TEX press release, developed specifically for airports to save money and man-hours clearing snow from around runway lights. It replaces conventional methods, which included hand shoveling.
“We continue to focus our efforts on reducing costs to run the airport, while at the same time delivering first-rate service,” Nuttall said.
Telluride Regional Airport has been self-sustaining since 1994. Services and amenities include a new runway, an electrically powered aircraft tug, full ground services for aircraft handling, pilot's lounge, WSI, wireless internet, Perka Points, AVTRIP Points, on-site car rental, on-site shuttle service and more.