Brave the Cold: Boeing 747 Engine Change in Alaska

Boeing 747 in Alaska + IglooMX® = Engine Change at temperatures as low as -40 °C and winds over 100 mph...


Discover a remarkable feat in aviation maintenance as we take you to the icy tarmac of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska. Here, amidst temperatures plummeting to a bone-chilling -40°C and relentless winds exceeding 100 mph, the iconic Boeing 747 underwent a critical engine change, thanks to our ingenious IglooMX® solution.

The Icy Challenge: Nestled in the heart of Alaska, Ted Stevens International Airport stands as one of the globe’s busiest cargo hubs. Yet, it’s also a place where aviation professionals battle nature’s fiercest elements. In this frigid landscape, where winter reigns supreme, aircraft maintenance is no small task.

The Heroic IglooMX®: In this hostile environment, the IglooMX® proved its worth once again. Our cutting-edge shelter became the haven for technicians tasked with a daring engine change on the mighty Boeing 747. It shielded them from the biting cold and fierce winds, ensuring a safe and efficient operation.

Witness the Adventure: If you’re intrigued by this high-stakes endeavour, you can watch the full episode titled “Winter is Coming to Anchorage 🌨️ Ice Airport Alaska” on Smithsonian Channel’s YouTube channel. It offers an immersive look at the challenges faced by the aviation nation in Alaska.

Conclusion: At J.B. Roche, we thrive on pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in aviation maintenance. Our commitment to innovation and resilience in extreme conditions sets us apart.

Should you ever require a tailored solution for your aircraft, especially in the harshest environments, do not hesitate to contact us. We’re ready to rise to the challenge.



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