Memphis Cargo Hub Improved by De-Icing Pads

 New 3.3 million square foot pads critical for FedEx holiday freight transport.

The Department of Transportation announced that the Memphis International Airport has completed its new 3.3 million square foot de-icing pads, a project toward which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contributed $174 million. As higher altitudes have temperatures well below freezing year-round, ice buildup can destabilize airplane aerodynamics and endanger engine functionality. The new de-icing pads will facilitate the turnaround of the many planes arriving and departing from the airport that services FedEx’s largest cargo sorting facility.

“This holiday season and every season, it’s critical that American families and businesses get the goods they need when they need them,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Memphis International Airport is the biggest cargo airport in the country, and this innovative aircraft de-icing facility is one of the many ways we’re modernizing America’s supply chains.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as his department approves infrastructure projects.
  • For Acting Administrator Bill Nolen as he heads the FAA.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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