Icing

November 27, 2007 - 6:58am

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.

November 8, 2007 - 10:36am

The FAA today released a new fact sheet, “Safer Flying in Icing Conditions,” to remind operators that aircraft icing is a “continuing concern in all parts of aviation, from small planes 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.

October 16, 2007 - 6:48am

Raytheon Aircraft selected Cox & Company of Manhattan, N.Y., to supply its electromagnetic expulsion de-icing (EMED) system for the horizontal stabilizer of the Hawker Horizon, which is scheduled to receive certification before year-end.

October 16, 2007 - 6:29am

Comments are due May 10 on a draft advisory circular on icing certification that is intended to update a 32-year-old document. The FAA said new AC 20-173A will provide a “uniform and modern” means for showing compliance with regulations for ice-protection methods. For more information, contact the FAA at (202) 267-9796.

September 21, 2007 - 6:05am

Cessna said it will offer a TKS “weeping wing” anti-icing system for the Cessna Grand Caravan starting next March, using a system manufactured by Aerospace Systems & Technologies of Salina, Kan. The Cessna system will include laser-drilled titanium TKS panels installed on the leading edges of the wings, wing struts and horizontal and vertical stabilizers.

August 29, 2007 - 10:54am

Cessna will offer a TKS “weeping wing” anti-icing system for the Cessna Grand Caravan beginning next March. The system, manufactured by Aerospace Systems & Technologies, includes TKS panels (titanium laser-drilled with thousands of tiny holes) installed on the leading edges of the wings, wing struts and horizontal and vertical stabilizers.

August 29, 2007 - 8:52am

The FAA last month released a final rule governing certification of transport-category (Part 25) airplanes for operation in icing conditions. The new rule, which takes effect October 9, effectively added new material to Part 25, Appendix C, the section that details the so-called icing envelope.

August 9, 2007 - 11:10am

The FAA yesterday released a final rule governing certification of transport-category (Part 25) airplanes for operation in icing conditions, effective October 9. In publishing the new rules, the FAA added new material to Part 25, Appendix C, the section that details the so-called icing envelope. The new Appendix C material, however, does not address the NTSB’s desire for the icing envelope to be expanded to include larger icing droplets.

June 1, 2007 - 6:46am

Summer is almost upon us in the northern hemisphere, but the FAA is embroiled in two significant icing-related issues: a proposed new rule for when de-ice systems are activated and a new interpretation of the term “known icing.”

May 3, 2007 - 11:39am

Comments are due today on an FAA draft letter of interpretation released April 3 on the meaning of the term “known icing conditions.” At press time, 82 comments had been filed, mainly by individuals.

 
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