Icing conditions

February 8, 2012 - 1:30pm

GE Aviation and StandardAero opened a 122,500-sq-ft aircraft engine testing, research and development center on James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The $50 million shared project caps a 12-month partnership launched in February 2011.

December 22, 2011 - 4:15pm

As the investigation continues into Tuesday’s fatal crash of a Daher-Socata TBM700 in New Jersey, more details of the flight’s final moments are emerging. According to the NTSB, the pilot reported that he was “picking up ice” just before the single-engine turboprop crashed into the treed median of I-287 near Morristown, killing all five on board.

October 11, 2011 - 4:45am

Taking a proactive approach toward the anti-icing regulations proposed by the FAA in June 2010–and still unscheduled for adoption into the FARs–Spirit AeroSystems (Booth No. C11720) has been working with Wichita State University and an undisclosed supplier to develop two new anti-icing systems for nacelles surrounding large aircraft engines.

September 30, 2011 - 8:30pm

In the quest to develop more aircraft systems driven by electricity and to improve reliability, Bombardier Aerospace completed another milestone in its Strategic Technology program for civil aviation: known-icing tests of an electro-thermal wing leading-edge ice-protection system. The system features a Fokker composite electro-thermal leading edge, Meggitt heaters and a power harness using ICE Corp.

August 31, 2011 - 7:54am

The FAA has finally put a regulatory nail in the coffin of ice bridging with a new rule requiring Part 121 airline pilots to activate deicing systems at the first indication of ice accumulation.

August 17, 2011 - 11:30am

Why some engines fail in flight is the subject of a new NASA research program. “There is a question regarding the effect that moisture has on newer-technology engines.

March 22, 2011 - 10:30am

Gulfstream announced today that the second G250 flight-test aircraft, S/N 2002, successfully completed natural icing tests, bringing the super-midsize jet closer to its planned FAA and Israeli CAA certification later this year. The twinjet was flown from its home base in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Smyrna, Tenn., where it spent several weeks flying to the Great Lakes region to hunt for natural icing conditions aloft.

February 28, 2011 - 6:35am

Gulfstream has completed several icing certification test points on the G250. S/N 2001 has flown with simulated ice shapes applied to the non-heated areas of the aircraft, including the nose, tail, winglets and engine pylons. Meanwhile, S/N 2002 completed anti-ice system dry-air testing, paving the way for certification flight testing into known icing conditions, which at press time were expected to start in the U.S.

November 30, 2010 - 4:05am

FedEx Express is converting its entire fleet of 250 Cessna 208 Caravans from ­de-icer boots to CAV Aerospace TKS ice-protection systems and Garmin G600

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.

 
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