There the aircraft will be operated in the very harsh environment of cold temperatures, with high winds and freezing precipitation
to verify all systems operate correctly when in these extreme airport surface conditions.
Anti-icing involves treating road surfaces with a salt-water solution before freezing precipitation
starts to fall, actually preventing ice and snow from forming a strong bond with the road surface.
Anti-icing trucks apply liquid magnesium chloride, liquid calcium chloride or salt water to the road surface before freezing precipitation
starts to fall.
The uncertainty surrounding freezing precipitation
in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) today forced American Airlines and American Eagle to cancel 738 flights, roughly 60 percent of the capacity at their largest hub, with further cancellations possible on Wednesday and Thursday.
Winter weather conditions, including freezing precipitation
, is moving across the Dallas/Fort Worth area and causing flight delays and cancellations at both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field.
While others in New England had rain over the holidays, we received some snow which mixed with the freezing precipitation
to create a nice groomed surface.
That is why I directed PEMA to increase staffing levels at the commonwealth's emergency operations center before freezing precipitation
started to fall.
We expect that the number of cancellations will continue to rise as freezing precipitation
hits major airports in Philadelphia, DC and New York," the service said.
However, if any form of freezing precipitation
is present, the aircraft will require a higher level of protection so the two-step procedure is applied.
The nets cannot be installed and taken down daily, and if left up they could be ruined by freezing precipitation
This group of NWS meteorologists--called a center weather service unit--provides air traffic managers with forecasts and briefings on regional conditions including turbulence, icing, and freezing precipitation
Winter Storm Warning Blizzard, Moderate-Heavy snow, freezing precip imminent within 6 hours or occurring > 2" (Amount defined in Warning) Freezing Precipitation
Advisory Freezing Precipitation
Events < 1/4" Freezing Precipitation
Warning Freezing Precipitation
Events > 1/4" accumulation