FAA: Icing Is a ‘Continuing Concern’

 - November 27, 2007, 6:58 AM

The FAA released on November 8 a new fact sheet, “Safer Flying in Icing Conditions,” to warn operators that aircraft icing is a “continuing concern in all parts of aviation, from small airplanes to jumbo jets.” To combat icing-related accidents, the FAA is employing a multi-pronged approach to icing issues, using immediate safety actions and longer-term rule changes. Since 1994 it has issued more than 100 Airworthiness Directives to address icing safety issues on more than 50 specific aircraft types–most notably the ATR 42, Mitsubishi MU-2 and Cessna Caravan.