fuel icing

fuel icing

An uncommon phenomenon in which water held in suspension in the fuel freezes and blocks the engine induction system.
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Carriers are on track to complete, within six months, modification of nearly 1,900 Trent engines considered vulnerable to the fuel icing which brought down a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER two years ago.
Pilots have raised issues related to fatigue, adequate crewing and fuel icing.
The Independent Association of Continental Pilots claims that Continental Airlines has not addressed issues such as pilot fatigue and fuel icing for the 15-hour nonstop flight.