FAA Mandates New Rules for Ice Protection Systems on New Planes

"The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) [Monday] changed its certification standards for transport category airplanes to require either the automatic activation of ice protection systems or a method to tell pilots when they should be activated. 

The new rule requires an effective way to ensure the ice protection system is activated at the proper time. The rule applies to new transport aircraft designs and significant changes to current designs that affect the safety of flight in icing conditions. There is no requirement to modify existing airplane designs, but the FAA is considering a similar rulemaking that would cover those designs."

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By Planet Data