Dozens of airplanes arrive at the international airport of Domodedovo daily and there are lots of staff engaged in taking them in, cleaning them, fueling them up, sometimes fixing them and eventually seering them off. Today we will tell you about how all these things are carried out under such overcommitted conditions of the airport with daily capacity of more than 1000 airplanes.
Airplanes are landing and fly away 24 hours a day, and that is an eye-catching sight for sure.
Signalling lights and some navigation equipment are set up before a take-off runway; all the planes go by them while approaching to land.
Along the take-off runway planes are following dispatchers’ instructions but on the rest airport area they are guided by special Follow Me cars.
These littluns bunch together while waiting for another plane.
A plane is either being run towards the jetway; in this case passengers come straight into the building of the airport.
Or parking it and sending for buses to take the travelers to the building of the airport.
By the way, as well as with dispatchers staff their men team is spiced up with pretty women.
While an airplane is parked special chock is set under its wheels.
Then the luggage is being off-loaded.
Once the passengers had got out of cabin the cleaning is performed. Two crews, each consisting of 5 person, tidying the plane (AIRBUS А319) up for nine minutes.
Dusting all shelves, tables and seat handles. Trash is collected into bags and taken out. Then the crews are inspecting plane for availability of log-books and security advisories and in the end vacuum-cleaning it. If someone lost anything – the cleaning staff will hand them over to Lost&Found department.
A bit after the aircrew go aboard. Flight attendants are checking all the equipment. Accepting the food. And that is all; airplane is ready for taking the passengers up.
Simultaneously with cleaning an airplane is being fueled up.
An airplane drives over to the jetway with no outside help while on its return trip it’s being towed.
Although the tow truck looks like a pancake it is quite roomy inside.
The message on the tow truck says: “Do not place buckets on the truck!”
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