WICHITA — Yingling Aircraft has acquired the assets of ICT Aircraft Services and will begin providing Type One de-icing and Type Four anti-icing services for aircraft at Mid-Continent Airport beginning immediately.
Included in the acquisition are two Premier de-icing trucks equipped with heated 1,800 and 1,500 gallon Type One glycol tanks, 300 gallon each Type 4 tanks, articulating booms and open baskets capable of reaching 43 and 35 feet respectively — high enough to de-ice a Boeing 767.
“We’ve already begun training and qualifying personnel to provide this service so that we’ll be ready when the cold weather arrives,” said Yingling President Lonnie Vaughan. “We’ll be prepared to offer Type One de-icing for both the airlines and general aviation aircraft that have frost, accumulated snow, and/or ice after exposure to an extended weather event and Type Four anti-icing for those that are ready for taxi and takeoff and are ‘on the clock’ for departure. Both our trucks have express fluid heat systems that can take Type One glycol to 160° in 60 seconds so we anticipate significant activity from both locally based and transient aircraft this winter.”
Yingling’s de-icing and anti-icing trucks will be accessible by phone at 316-943-3246 or on Yingling’s Unicom frequency, 122.95.
Yingling Aviation has been affiliated with Cessna Aircraft Company longer than any other FBO, having been named the first Cessna dealer established in 1946. A full general aviation services provider at Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) in Wichita, Kansas, Yingling is also a Cessna and McCauley Propeller Authorized Service Center specializing in servicing Cessna piston, turbine and jet aircraft. It is also the largest independent Cessna parts supplier in the world.
For more information: www.yinglingaviation.com