Icing Operations - De-Icing Policy

Jaromír Procházka, Ivana Procházková


The accumulation of ice, frost and snow on aircraft surfaces can drastically reduce the climb and maneuvering capabilities of an aircraft. The removal of such contamination prior to take off MUST be strictly adhered to in accordance with regulations and standards. The policy with respect to aircraft icing contamination should be “MAKE IT CLEAN AND KEEP IT CLEAN”. All personnel associated with the dispatch and/or operation of aircraft share the responsibility for ensuring that no aircraft is dispatched unless it is clear of ice, snow or frost.


anti-iceing; de-icing; cold soaking; critical surface; non-newtonian fluid; stall; ice formation


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Sunwing Airlines Inc.: Icing Operations Manual – Revision 6, Version 3, Janury 14, 2013


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