Aviation Today :: FAA Issues Final Rule on Aircraft Icing Standards

[Avionics Today 11-05-2014] The FAA has issued a final rule that broadens the coverage of its icing certification standards. The updated standards require U.S. manufacturers to show that transport airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain — conditions that constitute the icing environment known as Supercooled Large Drops (SLD). The standard also…

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France recommends ground ice detection system following fatal takeoff accident of Premier 1A jet

The French accident investigation bureau, BEA, recommends EASA to study the possibilities of ground ice detection systems following the fatal accident involving a Premier 1A corporate jet in March 2013. The Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier IA jet, registered VP-CAZ,  was parked overnight on the platform at Annemasse Airport in France. The temperature was -2°C and humidity was 98%…

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Ireland urges Boeing to review pitot heater failure warning system of Boeing 737-800

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) issued safety recommendations to Boeing and the FAA following occurrences of undetected pitot heater failures on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The recommendations stemmed from an investigation that the AAIU conducted into the causes of a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-800 on January 7, 2012.  A Ryanair flight from…

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