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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