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deicing

[dē′īs·iŋ]
(engineering)
The removal of ice deposited on any object, especially as applied to aircraft icing, by heating, chemical treatment, and mechanical rupture of the ice deposit.

deicing

Removing ice from aircraft by mechanical, thermal, electrical, or chemical means.
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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.