deicing fluid

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deicing fluid

A fluid that is heated and sprayed onto aircraft before takeoff to remove ice and prevent ice from sticking to the aircraft surface. In the air, deicing fluid may also be pumped over the area to be protected. The fluid is carried rearward by the action of the slipstream, and it forms a film over the surface, preventing the adhesion of ice. The only draw-back to this anti-icing system is the limited quantity of deicing fluid that can be carried in the aircraft.
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Open Competition: Right to sign the contract for delivery of anti-icing fluid Arctic-DG Type-1 for the needs of Airport Emelyanovo.
Guidelines are also provided for holdover time, which is the time from when de-or anti-icing fluid is applied to when it begins to fail, and snow or ice accumulates.
At the time, the anti-icing fluid was hailed for making flying safer, without introducing dangerous chemicals into the environment.
Clean windows thoroughly, apply water-shedding material to windows and mirrors, replace windshield wiper blades, have windshield washer fluid replaced by anti-icing fluid, and keep headlights and taillights on and clear of snow and ice.
1) liquid de-icing / anti-icing of aircraft type I (Aicraft De / Anti-icing fluid Type I) in the estimated quantity of 120 000 kg for the winter season or.
Approximately one fifth of ANAs annual winter tonnage of de-icing and anti-icing fluid is DF-Sustain, supporting important sustainable improvements and the airline and airport's wider environmental strategies at the main gateway to the city of Hokkaido.
The technology that led to the creation of Ice Free is based on an anti-icing fluid developed by a three-engineer team at NASA Ames.
The trucks are equipped with heated 1,800-gallon and 1,500-gallon tanks for glycol deicing fluid and 300-gallon tanks for anti-icing fluid.
As well as being used cold as an anti-icing fluid to protect aircraft surfaces against the build-up of frost, ice and snow, ABC-K Plus can be applied hot, as a one-step de- and anti-icing solution, and the fluid's handling characteristics have also been optimised for effectiveness of lift.
Open Competition: open tender for the supply of anti-icing fluid "ARCTIC DW" Type 1 with installment payment.
In conjunction with various monitoring and application devices, the chamber and its components allow the laboratory's research chemists to evaluate the real world performance of a variety of deicing and anti-icing fluid formulations.
Using a sustainable glycol for something as frequently applied as de- and anti-icing fluid will have a dramatic and immediate impact on aviation's carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.