Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Beschaffung, Produktion, Logistik, Note: 1,0, Technische Universität München, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Winter months have a huge impact on operations of an airport. Snow and ice may endanger the safety of starting and landing aircraft. Normal airport activities have to be supplemented by winter operations to ensure safety of the air traffic and to avoid delays in the schedule. This paper investigates those additional activities which have to be planed during the winter months at an airport. Hereby, snow removal and aircraft de-icing are examined in more detail. After explaining the respective winter operation, real life implementation examples of a German airport are shown. Furthermore, aspects of the respective winter operation suited for optimization are discussed. Afterwards, coordination of winter operations is looked at. Ultimately, an outlook is given on how coordinating airport activities may be supplemented by the use of smarter information systems.