aircraft icing

aircraft icing

[′er‚kraft ′īs·iŋ]
(meteorology)
The accumulation of ice on the exposed surfaces of aircraft when flying through supercooled water drops (cloud or precipitation).
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Aerospace engineers who analyze aircraft icing can take immediate advantage of the comprehensive state-of-the-art capabilities with FENSAP-ICE and FENSAP-ICE Turbo.
Cumulonimbus clouds in themselves are a threat to aircraft because of severe turbulence, wind shear and aircraft icing.
Contract Awarded for Aircraft icing spray tanker study
In the 30s, Halbert recognised that aviation was the way ahead for his products so moved his family and company to London to be closer to the fliers of the day and to work with the industry to develop a product to stop aircraft icing up in freezing temperatures at heights of 4,000 to 5,000 feet.
He said: "We coined the term megacryometeors to avoid confusion with other atmospheric ice falls such as hailstones, blue ice and aircraft icing.
The two, their voices captured on inflight recorders, discussed their inexperience with aircraft icing as the flight descended in wintry conditions.
In addition, Osprey number 24 returned on 29 April from a successful six-month detachment in Halifax, Nova Scotia, conducting aircraft icing tests.
The new tool, named CIP (Current Icing Potential), provides pilots and air traffic controllers with an online display offering high-precision maps and plots, updated hourly, to identify areas of potential aircraft icing produced by cloud droplets, freezing rain and drizzle.
The first two courses address human-factors/crew resource management (CRM) and aircraft icing.
The agreement continues for an additional five years research in a variety of critical areas related to aircraft icing, including engine ice crystal icing and testing practices for thermal ice protection systems.
Two senior aviation subcommittee members in the US House of Representatives are calling for a congressional hearing to explore aircraft icing hazards and "the steps being taken to address this potentially deadly risk," according to the 30 March request to House Transportation and Infrastructure committee leaders.

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