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Snow Operations

Looking for information on YVR's Snow Operations? This page contains key facts and stats, images and video.

YVR is committed to maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers. During the winter months we monitor weather closely and, when necessary, we use a comprehensive snow operations strategy. 

Below, you will find information and materials that contain more information on YVR's Snow Operations. For more information, please contact our media team at +1-604-880-9815 or media_relations@yvr.ca.

Fact Sheet

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Video Clips

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Interviews 

Audio

The following audio interviews are available to download in MP3 format. 

Steve Hankinson - Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Vancouver Airport Authority

Answers are available at the following times:  

0:00 - When does YVR begin preparing for the winter season?
0:20 - How does YVR monitor weather conditions?
0:38 - What can you expect to see at YVR during snowy weather conditions?
1:05 - How much has YVR invested in its snow removal fleet?
1:16 - What is the process to de-ice a plane and ensure it is ready for take-off?
1:55 - Are there any new pieces of equipment this year?
2:07 - What advice do you have for travellers flying out of YVR this winter season?  

Geert Bos - Director, Airside Operations, Vancouver Airport Authority 

Answers are available at the following times:  

0:00 - When does YVR begin preparing for the winter season?
0:28 - What can you expect to see at YVR during snowy weather conditions?
1:10 - How does YVR monitor weather conditions?
1:44 - How much has YVR invested in its snow removal fleet?
2:43 - How does YVR prepare for the winter season?
3:53 - What advice do you have for travellers flying out of YVR this season?
4:29 - Who is behind YVR's snow removal process?

Video

The following video interviews are available to download in MP4 format. Please allow several seconds for the videos to start.

Steve Hankinson - Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Vancouver Airport Authority

Answers are available at the following times:   

0:08 - When does YVR begin preparing for the winter season?
0:32 - How does YVR monitor weather conditions?
0:53 - What can you expect to see at YVR during snowy weather conditions?
1:25 - How much has YVR invested in its snow removal fleet?
1:40 - What is the process to de-ice a plane and ensure it is ready for take-off?
2:22 - Are there any new pieces of equipment this year?
2:38 - What advice do you have for travellers flying out of YVR this winter season? 

Geert Bos - Director, Airside Operations, Vancouver Airport Authority  

Video 1: Questions on Snow Operations 

Answers are available at the following times:  

0:00 - When does YVR begin preparing for the winter season?
0:40 - What can you expect to see at YVR during snowy weather conditions?
1:25 - How does YVR monitor weather conditions?
2:02 - How much has YVR invested in its snow removal fleet?
3:05 - How does YVR prepare for the winter season?
3:23 - What is the process to de-ice a plane and ensure it is ready for take-off?
4:22 - What advice do you have for travellers flying out of YVR this winter season?

Video 2: Snow Operations Equipment Tour