Now that my day job has me flying Part 135 cargo and passengers in aircraft certified for flight into known icing (FIKI), I can offer similar advice: "A FIKI aircraft allows you to fly into icing conditions
, but don't think it means you can fly in ice.
At Aviation Week Network's 16th Annual Program Excellence Awards banquet last night, a team from UTC Aerospace Systems' Sensors & Integrated Systems business was honored for the company's groundbreaking achievements in improving aviation safety in severe icing conditions
, the company said.
In response to the new regulations, Canada's National Research Council (NRC) has upgraded its altitude icing wind tunnel--one of the few in the world that can simulate and test aircraft surfaces, components and probes in icing conditions
In particular, the use of the OID would allow more precise control of an aircrafts IPS, by only activating the system in areas where ice is actually accreting, rather than the current method where the whole IPS is activated in response to icing conditions
is the only device of its type that supplies access to near-real-time information on icing conditions
, with detailed atmospheric profiles that are invaluable to the aircraft industry, meteorologists and researchers.
I hand flew the departure because that is recommended when potential icing conditions
Buses and vehicles were blocking the road - the result of icing conditions
and lack of initiative on the part of those responsible for keeping the roads clear.
For example, in 1997, FAA issued a multiyear plan for improving the safety of aircraft operating in icing conditions
and has since made progress on the objectives specified in its plan by issuing regulations, airworthiness directives, and voluntary guidance.
The fix involves installing a new stall warning protection computer with updated logic that assigns a particular stall speed buffer for each flap setting to be used in icing conditions
or for when a flap system failure is detected.
He also pointed to the flight manual of the airplane, a Bombardier Q400 turboprop, which calls for pilots to shut off the system in "severe" icing conditions
, but Chealander stopped short of saying the pilots acted improperly by activating the system.
The correct usage of any anti-ice system is to activate the protection in anticipation of icing conditions
The NTSB wants the FAA to increase minimum safe airspeeds in icing conditions
and require the installation of ice speed switches.