Aebi Schmidt Ltd

Airport Snow Clearing, De-Icing and Sweepers

Aebi Schmidt Group manufacture, supply and service a wide range of Airport Equipment including Snow Brushes, De-Icers, Snowploughs, Runway Sweepers and Snow Blowers. We provide unrivalled 24/7 customer service and parts supply throughout the UK and Ireland using dedicated, highly trained engineers.

Our commitment is to provide an Innovative Customer Experience to all our customers from initial consultation working with our dedicated Airport Technical Team, through to expert training and continuous customer service support.

As the leading supplier to UK Airports with over 55 years’ experience in the business of supplying equipment we are proud to stand by our reputation for supplying the best possible solution to each individual Airport’s requirements.

To view the Aebi Schmidt Airport Equipment Range of Machines click here

Company Profile

  • Snow Removal

    The Towed Jet Sweeper (TJS) and Compact Jet Sweeper (CJS) have been specifically developed for clearing snow from airport runways, taxiways, aprons and stands. The large clearing width, high operating speed and excellent manoeuvrability make these machines the best available.

    The TJS and CJS clear airport areas in three stages. Firstly, the snowplough pushes snow off to the side, then the brush sweeps any residual snow and ice followed by a hydraulically powered blower which generates a powerful air flow over the entire swept area. The machines clear at a maximum speed of up to 60 km/h.

    The brush is hydraulically raised and lowered using the Schmidt patented parallel lifting system ensuring the brush remains in even contact with the ground and optimizing brush life.

    The control panel within the CJS and TJS is the same used throughout the range of Aebi Schmidt Airport Equipment, allowing for ease of operation and familiarity.

  • De-Icing

    The Aebi Schmidt Airport Sprayer (ASP) was developed for de-icing airport runway and taxiways. The spray nozzles ensure highly accurate dosage of the de-icing liquid.  Spraying widths are available from 3m up to 36m.

    Smaller units are available as a towable version (ASPT).  The ASP can operate at speeds of up to 45 km/h and dosages up to 50gr/m². Air injected nozzles placed close ensure swirling caused by turbulence is kept at a minimum.

    Spraying and dosage is controlled from in the cab meaning width and dosage can be regulated quickly and efficiently. De-icing capacity varies from 2,000l up to 20,000l.

  • Runway Sweepers

    Safety at Airports is a top priority. The high-speed sweeper (AS 990) cleans all airside areas with outstanding sweeping efficiency so that follow-up damage caused by foreign objects is prevented. Suitable for both civil and military applications the 9.5m³ hopper capacity enables clearing of debris, leaves, dirt and other objects on airport surfaces, as well as liquid substances such as de-icing material all in one go.

    The maximum sweeping speed of 40 km/h means the AS 990 can clear an area of up to 140,000 m²/h. The control panel within the AS 990 is the same used throughout the range of Schmidt Airport Equipment, allowing for ease of operation and familiarity.

    Either a permanent magnet bar or snowplough can be fitted to the front of the AS 990 to maximize utilization.

    A Stand Cleaning version (ASC 990) is also available for cleaning airport stands by applying a mixture of detergent and water and subsequently collected via the rear-mounted sweeping unit.

    Glycol recovery duties are also possible with the addition of a streamline designed 2.5m wide suction nozzle.

    An Airport Sweeper (AS 660) is also available. This compact sweeper boasts outstanding suction performance, a large 7m³ hopper and 1,600 litre water capacity making it a highly versatile and manoeuvrable vehicle ideal for those difficult to reach areas.

  • Snow Blowers

    Our front mounted (FS) and self-propelled Snow Cutter Blower range (Supra) have been developed to clear snow quickly from airport runways, taxiways and aprons.

    With a clearing capacity of between 1400 – 5000 tonnes per hour and maximum casting distance of 60m the machines are designed to take on the full range of snow removal tasks.

    Clearing widths vary from 2.4m up to 3.2m. Thanks to the individually adjustable chute and hydraulically operated blower housing, the ejection distance can be infinitely adjusted from minimum to maximum even under full load.

    If snow contaminated with de-icing material  needs to be transported it is possible to easily load lorries in quick succession – a height adjustable operator cabin (Supra) ensures a clear view at all times.

  • Optimising your fleets needs

    By analysing your operations and your working area, be it on runway or connecting  roads, we can identify the optimal fleet combination of equipment to get the job done in the most effective way.

    And it doesn’t end with the machines. Depending on your particular requirements, we can assess what services you need, what your maintenance requirements are, what training your operatives require (now to City & Guilds standards), and how telematics can work best for you to provide the perfect, complete and all-round solution.

    To help this process, we draw on our long experience, employing intelligent automated systems and maps them against your current processes to find the optimal efficiency levels – without compromising performance.

    At the ASH Group, we pride ourselves on our ability, based on more than a century’s experience, in helping our customers improve their performance and the efficiency of their operations.

    Digital Solutions
    Our IntelliOPS platform provides data at your fingertips, allowing you to easily track the operations you are responsible for and share the information. The data is provided direct from the machine. You can even check the progress of real-time activity.

    Vehicles are fitted with GPS and a data controller. Live operational easily assess which areas have been cleared, treated or swept, whether the optimal route has been driven and even the driving/working ratio.

    IntelliOPS allows you to demonstrate that work has been diligently carried out within agreed timescales and routes backed up by management reporting.

    We know how important it is that airport machines remain fully operational at all times. With genuine spare parts you can be sure that they meet the necessary specification and requirements to keep your vehicles working to their maximum capacity.

    We are committed to increasing our parts availability and understand the importance of having the right part available for you. Our primary stores location in the UK is at our head office in Peterborough, with a secondary depot in Glasgow.

    Speed is guaranteed. We hold the majority of spares locally and are able to ship on demand.

    In an increasingly competitive market place, we constantly endeavour to provide the keenest pricing for our customers. Each part has been analysed to identify its weighting regarding potential downtime risk to our customers. And we continually monitor and review marketplace pricing to ensure that we are competitive and offer the best value for money.

    Regular maintenance and service schedules will keep your equipment in tip-top condition and working at its very best. Our maintenance programmes deliver value for money, maximise utilisation and help ensure reliability. We work continually with our customers, suppliers and partners to analyse all business variables, such as machine utilisation, fleet size and task specifics, to provide the best maintenance levels to avoid any unnecessary breaks in service.

    We have developed a range of maintenance contracts to work within all budgets and provide an optimised maintenance schedule to suit all customers’ needs and to ensure equipment is kept up and running throughout its lifetime of service.

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Airport Nozzle Sprayer

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The modern Terratrac+ is characterised by the best lifting forces, enormous manoeuvrability, elegant design, high-torque engines and an intuitive operating concept. The comfort cab offers optimum visibility and space as well as useful details such …

Tow Jet Sweepers

The powerful TJS and TJS-C jet sweepers quickly and efficiently clear snow from airport runways, taxiways and aprons. They are characterised by a large clearing width, high working speed and good manoeuvrability. Logical and intuitive menu …

Compact Sweeper

The Swingo 200+ is the optimal solution for daily cleaning jobs on footpaths and cycle paths in inner-city areas, as well as in industrial areas or car parks. Optional attachments enable clearing and spraying in …

Supra Snow Clearing

The Supra is a self-propelled snow clearing machine, specially designed for removing large quantities of snow on airports or all road surfaces. It combines maximum efficiency, first-class operating comfort and a high level of environmental …

Snow Blower

The FS 110 T is a powerful high-performance snow blower designed for mounting on rugged implement carriers or tractors. It is equipped with the high-performance clearing head of the Supra 5002, providing outstanding clearing capabilities …

Electric Compact Sweeper

The eSwingo  is the first fully electric compact sweeper from Schmidt. It is ideal for daily cleaning and sweeping duties in inner-city and pedestrianised areas plus industrial locations. The eSwingo  is not only one of …

Compact Jet Sweeper

Performance meets design - that's the CJS, which not only impresses with its fresh and straightforward design, but also offers unsurpassed performance, latest motor technology and easy maintenance. The CJS is ideal for snow clearance …

Autonomous Operations

Automated and autonomous systems lead to substantial performance improvement, cost savings, increased flexibility and, above all, greater levels of safety. An integrated system enables flexible deployment, improved security of staff as well as decreased training …

Airport Sprayer ASP

The Airport Sprayer (ASP) is a high quality spraying machine that ensures a fast, exact and precise application of de-icing agents. The ASP can be used for both preventive and curative de-icing on runways, taxiways …

Airport Sweeper & Airport Stand Cleaner

Safety at the airport is top priority. The high-speed AS 990 sweeper cleans all service and traffic areas of the airport with outstanding sweeping efficiency, so that follow-up damage caused by FOD (foreign objects debris) …

Truck-mounted Airport Sweeper

The AS 660 is an extremely powerful and efficient truck-mounted sweeper that is specially designed and perfectly matched to meet the needs of airports. With its rear suction unit and high suction power extending across the entire width …


Aebi Schmidt UK Ltd
Southgate Way
Orton Southgate
United Kingdom
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