anti-icing


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anti-icing

[‚an·tē′īs·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The prevention of the formation of ice upon any object, especially aircraft, by means of windshield sprayer, addition of antifreeze materials to the carburetor, or heating the wings and tail.

anti-icing

Methods and means used to prevent the formation of ice on the critical areas of aircraft.
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Use of engine anti-icing system results in significant power loss from this engine and has an adverse effect on the maximum weight at which the aircraft can take off due to a reduction in climb thrust.
NHDOT recently made the decision to begin anti-icing treatments this year on a specific section of Interstate 93 near Manchester.
The following success stories from North Carolina, New Jersey, Minnesota, and California represent just a sampling of the many strategies that road managers have at their disposal, including weather-responsive traffic control devices, anti-icing techniques, and pretrip and en route road weather information.
Beyond the scope of the emergency checklist, they used the alternate windshield anti-icing system to clear a 4 inch field of view (using engine bleed air) at the bottom the windshield.
In November 2003, the V-22 Osprey program began testing the aircraft's deicing and anti-icing systems in Canada.
In recent years, there have been significant advances in the chemistry of anti-icing products, making them more environmentally friendly and less corrosive than the rock salt used in the past by some agencies," says a staff report that will be presented to the council Monday night.
and NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, the system combines 1) thermal anti-icing and 2) mechanical de-icing to keep airfoils ice-free.
The flight landed safely but the incident prompted safety investigators to examine anti-icing steps for the aircraft.
Yesterday, at a coroner's inquest in Manchester, it emerged the plane would not have crashed if an anti-icing system had been switched on by the two Libyan pilots.
In one region, the use of new anti-icing chemicals helped decrease snow-and ice-related claims by 8%.
Anti-icing systems generally need to be activated when there is medium icing, but they are ineffective during more severe conditions, so the plane must either land or not take off at all.