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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A September 2006 Safety Alert (SA-06) from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSBJ), Aircraft Icing, warns pilots to "beware of aircraft upper wing surface ice accumulation before takeoff.
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
DMT produces the cloud probes that are utilized for climate and weather research, aircraft icing studies, and other atmospheric research.
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 has received a series of awards from Environment Canada, Transport Canada, and NASA in recognition of national and international leadership in advancing knowledge and applications in the field of aircraft icing.
India -- Team 03, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, for their proposed approach to prevent aircraft icing by the use of water-repelling polymer coatings.
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.

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