TKS leading-edge panels are required to demonstrate the ability to deice after a two-minute delayed ice accumulation resulting from the most severe icing conditions found in the FAA certification envelope.
The maximum setting provides the best deice performance and has a pre-selected two-minute activation mode to eliminate forgetting to turn it off.
And while TKS may deice
clear ice in some situations, it will not deice
many clear ice situations.
The facility is expected to be operational for this 2004/2005 winter season and will be able to deice
aircraft as large as a Boeing 747-300.
Kennedy International Airport will be able to deice
aircraft as large as a B747-300 at a new facility installed by Radiant Energy that will use infrared energy to melt and evaporate ice and snow, under a project approved by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners today.
Delta Air Lines used our Hybrid De-icing System at Milwaukee Airport for much of the past winter season and estimated that it used less than one-sixth the glycol normally required to de-ice planes, resulting in a significant cost savings," said John Stanko, Deice
Program Manager, AlliedSignal Aerospace.