Latest Icing conditions Stories

Icy Work In Store For NASA Scientists
2014-02-28 05:09:31

[ Watch the Video: HAIC SAFIRE Night ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many airline passengers have experienced the result of icy conditions during the cold winter months. It becomes difficult to get to the airport on icy roads, and planes can be delayed and also face de-icing while on the ground. Another concern year round, however, is ice formation inside the engine while the plane is in flight. An international research group, including NASA scientists, will...

2014-02-27 16:21:06

DARWIN, Australia, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are part of an international team working to improve aviation safety by studying high altitude ice crystals during a flight campaign now under way in Darwin, Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA and its North American partners are supporting the European Airbus-led High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)/High Ice Water Content (HIWC) field campaign in the "land down under" through...

Image 1 - Preps Continue For Launching Engine Icing Research
2012-02-20 09:25:21

NASA scientists are making progress in their preparations to mount a detailed research campaign aimed at solving a modern-day aviation mystery involving the unlikely combination of fire and ice inside a running jet engine. The investigation deals with the seemingly strange notion that ice crystals associated with warm-weather storms can be ingested into the core of a jet engine, melt and then re-freeze, potentially causing the engine to lose power or shut down altogether. Safety officials...

2010-08-30 06:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) rotorblade ice protection system for the AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Certifications from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCAA) were also received. The rotorblade ice protection system is part of the AW139's full ice protection system that provides its...

2009-05-04 07:05:00

- Goodrich DuraTherm(TM) technology demonstrates the ability to withstand simulated battle damage, while continuing to function in severe icing conditions CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has successfully demonstrated the durability and performance of its new DuraTherm(TM) ice protection technology on a Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter engine inlet sectional mockup. The U.S. Army Apache helicopter fleet is to be equipped with the DuraTherm...

2009-02-20 12:06:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Colgan Air Dash 8-Q400 airplanes like the one that crashed from in-flight icing need to be barred from operating on routes where icing is possible. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cannot assure the public that the airplane has been thoroughly tested before approval for airline service, that Colgan Air has the training procedures in place to assure that crews can safely fly in icing conditions, or that a crew of average ability (the FAA...

2008-02-11 09:57:29

The S-3B Viking was built to take off and land on carrier ships, fly into enemy territory and take out threatening submarines. It's rugged, fast and powerful, but its fighting days are numbered. Though the United States Navy is slowly decommissioning the fleet, one S-3B is still flying in hostile conditions. Its next mission? Venture into hazardous weather to study a phenomenon that has caused more than 100 commercial aircraft engines to fail, stall or temporarily lose power. Engineers from...

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