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Airport work

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by MikeNC, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. MikeNC

    MikeNC Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi all.....new to forum..

    Anyone do any airport work?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The airpot here has their own people. They have to pass a security background check.
  3. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I worked at Newark International in NJ...Loading a monster snow melter with a huge old as skunk Fiat-Allis loader out on the runways...What do you want to know? Welcome to the forum!
  4. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Hey there well come to the forum. I use to work for an Airport and for the most part they will have there own crew running. Rules, guidlines, background checks. alot more security Now after 9-11. If you want more information go to the airport admistration and talk with them about it. Airport Operations Maniger will be the person more likly to talk with. We had a crew that was contracted out. If we could not get it done with our equipment we called them in. We where there top priority. They made GOOD money on us. If you have any more questions let me know.

    good luck
  5. MikeNC

    MikeNC Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I was just curious if anyone did airport work, I have been doing it for 11 years, I am employed w/ the Aviation Dept in Charlotte. We do all our own work, but we have a contractor coordinator that handles call if we need help....As for the security aspect, if you are escort authorized and your contractor has all his vehicles logoed all you have to do is make sure they are within a reasonable distance and in view. We usually only let contractors handle the ramp areas,this way you dont have to worry about ATC concerns...
  6. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I worked for Aero Snow that handles snow at alot of major airports..Had to check in and out whenever you came through these doors that led to where the equipment was parked. Once outside, Another vehicle/ escort was constantly in sight. And you had to get escorted to take a leak...Takin' a leak on the side of the machine was a big no no! And once your out there...Thats it, till you call it quits! They had a roach coach drive around and supply drinks and food. My 1st time, I left my sunglasses in my personal truck thinking I could get them later...NOT. I worked all night...then the sun came up and broke on the horizon...I lasted till 3pm before I couldn't take the glare anymore...17 hours straight that go around. And the pay wasn't that great. 24.00 an hour and I was classified in the top operator scale...
  7. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    we did the same have to escort the crew. can be a drag... On some I have done the 17 + hrs plowing as well. Yr eyes blood shoot and not enough coffeee in the world.

    Our fire station worked 24hr shifts (Shift Start 7am). I have been there 1 or 2 times for 36 hrs before (people call and say they are sick) Always on my shift and always when it's snowing....uh

    Get home eat-shower say hi to the wife and kids and then out for a day or two..... The joys of plowing
  8. erebus

    erebus Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 16

    I work part time at an FBO at Westchester County Airport in NY. We handle all of our ramp,tie downs,alley ways in between t-hangars and one airport perimeter road. Airport operations handles all taxi ways and run ways.Not much fun moving around multi million dollar aircraft with snow/ice on the ground. One wrong angle and you will jackknife the tug into the plane.
  9. SLS007

    SLS007 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hi Mike. Be careful before entering into any contract with an airport. They may have very strict insurance requirements which they force their contractors to agree to (high limits / clauses removed). This may pose a problem for you as most insurance companies have exclusions built into their General Liability policies pertaining to airport work. To get coverage for the job you may need to pay an arm and a leg and then you need to analyze whether the work is still profitable. Every underwriter is scared of a plane going skidding off of a slick runway with catastrophic consequences. That's why most airports have their own crews and have specialized insurance policies.