Defenses Against In-Flight Icing

A checklist of ways to help prevent in-flight icing.

Defenses
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Pre-flight information
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__ Crews should be supplied with latest weather information - they should also take the meteo-conditions into consideration while preparing the flight.
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Anti-icing, De-icing
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__ Anti-icing and de-icing procedures should be performed with full compliance to the requirements. The tower controller should take into account the hold-over time that is reported by the crew.
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Personal awareness
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__ ATCOs should stay alert for any extraordinary climb/descent. They should be ready to provide climb/descent to affected traffic and allow space for horizontal maneuvers. The aircraft, experiencing severe icing would certainly need increased separation as its flying characteristics would be degraded.
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Information dissemination
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__ The controller should pass all reports for adverse icing conditions to the incoming traffic. He/she should also pass this information to the meteorological office for further processing and dissemination.
Created by GregP. This checklist is public.
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