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FAA issues NPRM on ice protection systems
Last updated: 26 November 2015

published: 28 APR 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The U.S. FAA proposes to amend the airworthiness standards applicable to transport category airplanes certificated for flight in icing conditions. The proposed standards would require a means to ensure timely activation of the airframe ice protection system. This proposed regulation is the result of information gathered from a review of icing accidents and incidents, and is intended to improve the level of safety for new airplane designs for operations in icing conditions. (FAA)