HOUSTON, TX – 30 Mar, 2017 – Aviation Safety industries has developed an innovative and comprehensive ‘Business Method Plan for Deicing Aircraft’ for improved deicing efficiency.
The innovative element of the plan being:
1. Virtually eliminate all flight cancellations and delays while maintaining regular flight departure intervals, every 1.5 to 2 minutes during winter weather events of 45 mi./h wind velocity with freezing rain ice pellets to the point when weather conditions merit shutting down the airport.
2. Locating the centralized deicing area of six deicing stations utilizing 4 fixed base deicing unit each in close proximity adjacent to the tarmac (stage one of the operation) will eliminate the necessity for the FAA holdover time tables (HOTs) currently in effect to prevent the wet aircraft from reforming ice for a prescribed amount of time until anti-icing is applied. Anti-icing HOTs vary widely depending on wet weather conditions, anti-icing fluids are applied to prevent the formation of ice on critical areas of the aircraft surface while the flight waits in the lineup for 30 minutes to an hour, are longer. A longer than expected departure line up exceeding anti-icing holdover time will requires recertification of an aircraft airworthiness.
The current inconceivable method of ascertaining an aircraft is ice contamination free and suitable for takeoff by visual observation of the wings, peering through the aircrafts port and starboard windows, or by a physical examination of the wings, to be performed outside of the aircraft, by all measures of common sense, is an impossible task to be performed in adverse weather conditions with low visibility for any human being. Employing this inadequate method establishes a disproportionate injustice burden of responsibility placed on the Captain, Copilot and Flight Engineer alone. All recorded catastrophes due to heavily iced wings, have been deemed to be, by to the FAA “Pilot Error”. Unfortunately, this critical determination of an aircraft airworthiness for takeoff by the flight crew is being influence by the Airlines management, unofficial guidelines prioritizing flight delays above flight crew and passenger safety. Airline Pilots Association reported incidences of pilots being fired for their determination to be deiced a second time. This inappropriate, antiquated mid 20th century technology method of deicing an aircraft and the inconceivable method of ascertaining an aircraft airworthiness, guarantees another air catastrophe.
Visit aviationsafetyindustries.net to view our in-depth research documentation on this subject. Select our Facebook link to view a video of an airline crash due to ice contamination, along with the cockpit recording of the flight crew conversation and concerns just before they went silent.
Our improved method and practice plan by design prioritizing safety, ensuring that similar tragic mistakes will occur in the future. Ensuring the airworthiness of the aircraft and passenger safety is priority one. This is guaranteed with the implementation of our technically advanced ice detecting and communication system, extending the holdover pre-takeoff time beyond the regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA holdover time guidelines for the winter of 2016-2017 issued August 5, 2016.
FAA: “Communication among all personnel involved in the deicing/anti-icing of an air carrier’s aircraft is critical to ensure that the pilot has the information needed to make the final determination that the aircraft is free of adhering contamination before flying.”
FAA: “Long-range plans are underway to employ aircraft communications addressing and reporting System (ACARS) data link system of aircraft to relay deicing formation to the flight crew.”
Our advanced technology of ice detection, including (ACARS) and failsafe protocols, will ensure the certification of the aircrafts airworthiness before takeoff, making air catastrophes a thing of the past.
The FAA/ACPR recommended “Threshold Deicing” will eliminate the health risk associated with chemical deicing, including the environmental concerns of millions of gallons of toxic and hazardous chemicals annually polluting our environment and delicate ecosystem.
Contact Person: Mr. Henry Doyle
Country: United States