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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Pilots and officials blamed some of the problems on a shortage of de-icing fluid and a new federal regulation giving pilots a narrow window to get their planes in the air once the chemicals are applied.
Centralwings said that the odour was probably the result of de-icing fluid entering the ventilation system.
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The trucks use forced air in conjunction with de-icing fluid, making them more efficient while using less fluid.
In terms of de-icing fluid, Mr Haldimann states that the stock is collected into tanks after being used on the remote pads.
Also, this system instantly removes ice, which aids in pilot's operation, enabling safe flight through ice encounters without any added weight of ice or de-icing fluid.
A Manhattan Home Depot store sold about twice as many shovels over the weekend as it normally does, while transit officials hoping to keep the subways running smoothly planned to use modified subway cars loaded with de-icing fluid to spray the third rail that powers trains.
The Elephant's long reach was a key element in winning the BA contract as the vehicle was designed to be capable of delivering de-icing fluid across every inch of the airline's Airbus A380 'Superjumbo' fleet.
With bases in the USA and China, the firm supplies a third of the world's aircraft de-icing fluid, and during Lydiate's six years or so at the helm, staff numbers have increased from 26 to 94.
Today it exports its products to more than 60 countries, on five continents, and has bases in the USA and China - all of which allows it to supply a third of the world's aircraft de-icing fluid.
The top performer in Yorkshire and the North-East is Newcastle-based Kilfrost, which makes de-icing fluid for the aviation industry and includes airlines BA, KML and Air New Zealand among its customers.