Atmospheric icing

February 24, 2011 - 11:10am

Improper de-icing procedures led to an accident that substantially damaged a Flexjet Challenger 300 last winter at Chicago Executive Airport, according to the NTSB. The Safety Board concluded that the operator of the de-icing vehicle did not adhere to company procedures and did not maintain clearance between the vehicle’s boom and the airplane during the de-icing operation.

February 23, 2011 - 10:15am

A $50 million aircraft engine research and technology center–a joint project between GE Canada and StandardAero–is being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on property leased from the Winnipeg Airports Authority. The project is expected to employ 10 people initially, with the potential to grow to 50 employees within five years.

February 23, 2011 - 9:16am

A $50 million aircraft engine research and technology center–a joint project between GE Canada and StandardAero–is being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on property leased from the Winnipeg Airports Authority. The project is expected to employ 10 people initially, with the potential to grow to 50 employees within five years.

December 6, 2010 - 10:45pm

Here in the Dubai sunshine it is easy to forget the extent to which snow and ice can delay and disrupt aircraft operations, especially in the world of business aviation where schedules can be tight yet priority at snowbound airfields is low.

November 23, 2010 - 11:39am

Quest Aircraft yesterday received approval from the FAA for the Kodiak turboprop single’s ice protection system, meaning the aircraft is now able to fly in known icing conditions. According to the Sandpoint, Idaho-based aircraft manufacturer, the glycol-based TKS system has been installed on three Kodiaks to date.

October 19, 2010 - 3:26pm

Safe Flight (Booth No. 1615) is offering several different autothrottle solutions for several more business jets. 

Safe Flight's AutoPower is being installed by Flying Colours in its new and retrofit Challenger 850s and CRJ ExecLiner. It is also being offered for retrofit in the Citation X through the Cessna service center in Wichita via STC beginning in 2011.

September 30, 2010 - 5:43am

The FAA’s Draft Advisory Circular 20-147A released last month provides new guidance to aircraft manufacturers on compliance with regulations covering engine ­induction system icing and engine installation ice requirements. Comments on the draft AC are due by November 1.

September 2, 2010 - 12:24pm

The FAA yesterday issued Draft Advisory Circular 20-147A, which provides new guidance to aircraft manufacturers on compliance with regulations covering engine induction system icing and engine installation ice requirements. The new guidance will replace AC20-147A, which was last revised in 2004. Comments on the draft AC are due by November 1 and can be sent to the FAA's John Fisher.

August 26, 2010 - 12:51pm

Cavu Companies has added a new hold-over time (Hot) module to its EFB-Pro performance software to help pilots ensure compliance with regulatory re quirements for ground anti-icing/de-icing fluid application and pre-takeoff icing checks. The Hot module costs $250 for the first year and $100 for annual renewal. Current EFB-Pro subscribers can upgrade for the $100 renewal price.

August 3, 2010 - 6:36am

Proposed changes to FAR Parts 25 and 33 address dangerous icing conditions caused by supercooled large drops, including a requirement that manufacturers not only show that airplanes can operate safely in those conditions but also with specific performance and handling qualities. Changes would add new icing certification standards for engines and engine installations and components such

 
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