thermal anti-icing

thermal anti-icing

A heated leading edge of a wing or tail surface to prevent formation of ice.
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As in the original XWB engine program, Eaton will be responsible for the design, development, manufacture and certification of the XWB-97 low-pressure fuel system, starter air system, thermal anti-icing system, engine bleed air system along with sense and muscle lines, variable frequency generator system, power door opening system, fire-extinguisher system and pylon drains.
and NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, the system combines 1) thermal anti-icing and 2) mechanical de-icing to keep airfoils ice-free.
New York, is a hybrid that uses both thermal anti-icing and mechanical de-icing to keep wings and other lifting surfaces clear of ice.