On 14 September 2021 the international video Conference on Aircraft
De-/Anti-Icing and development of supplements to the Methodical Recommendations on airplane protection from icing up on the ground 2021 was held by the Interstate Aviation Committee within the framework of the ICAO-IAC Project RER/01/901 “Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness in the Member States of the Agreement”.
The participants of the video Conference included more than 120 specialists from 12 States, including the leaders and specialists from IAC, the Interstate Council, ICAO EUR/NAT, representatives of SAE International, IATA, Airbus, heads of the CAAs of the States of the region−Members of the Interstate Agreement, leading specialists of the airlines and airports of the region, training centers, manufactures of anti-icing fluids and aircraft ground handling equipment.
International experts in de-/anti-icing from SAE International−specialists of Nippon Cargo Airlines (Japan), Alaska Airlines (USA), Canadian North (Canada) made their presentations on de-/anti-icing operations in the conditions of the Arctic regions and difficult climatic conditions of Japan, Alaska and Europe and also presented the new version of the SAE AS 6286 Standard (Aircraft protection from ground icing).
Specialists from IAC, the leading airlines, airports, State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation, manufactures of anti-icing fluids and aircraft ground handling equipment made presentations on the practice of the aircraft de-/anti-icing treatment in the Russian Federation and other States of the region−Members of the Interstate Agreement on the following subjects:
- Certification of the anti-icing fluid in the State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation;
- Airline Association activity on the ensuring and control of the quality of the organization of aircraft anti-icing protection in the Russian Federation;
- Anti-icing fluid quality control. Check-up of the refraction index;
- Basic de-/anti-icing treatment regulatory documentation;
- Development of the uniform aircraft de-/anti-icing protection order form;
- Advantages of the new anti-icing fluids based on ethylene glycol;
- Development of the airport infrastructure on the example of the aircraft
- Peculiarities of the de-icing personnel training.
The presentation of the new equipment for removing dry snow from cold aircraft (at the temperature – 10°C and lower), made by the Alaska Airlines (USA) specialists, aroused great interest of the listeners.
Nippon Cargo Airlines (Japan) specialists suggested many issues for discussion in their presentation. In particular, they noted considerable design changes in the B777-9X aircraft, which are being operated by their airline and the need to elaborate not only the existing procedures for de-/anti-icing operations, taking into account these changes, but also the ground handing equipment.
The participants of the Conference appreciated the importance of the regular updating of the Methodical Recommendations on airplane protection from icing up on the ground for enhancing flight safety level and the annual holding of De-/Anti-Icing Conferences before the beginning of the autumn/winter navigation.
The Methodical Recommendations on airplane protection from icing up on the ground included the results of the scientific-research work “Improvement of the protection of the aircraft of the 4-th generation with the use of the new constructive materials (including composite materials) from the ground icing during their operation in the conditions of the Far North with the aim of enhancing flight safety”, carried out by the Interstate Aviation Committee.
Methodical Recommendations on airline protection from icing up on the ground, developed within the framework of the ICAO-IAC Project, have received international recognition and were included into the list of the SAE International world standards.
04-ГосНИИ ГА - МАК 14.09.2021.pdf (804.2 KB)
06-ПОЗ ВС_14.09.2021.pdf (570.19 KB)
07-Проверка индекса рефракции.pdf (413.97 KB)
11-ПрезентМАК_5.pdf (1.12 MB)
13-20210914 Deicing training report.pdf (484.57 KB)