FEASIBILITY OF ENHANCING VISIBILITY OF CONTAMINATION ON A WING, PHASE 1

Pilot view of wing surfaces for signs of deicing fluid failure is fundamental to safe winter operation of aircraft. In actual preflight deicing operations, several factors such as low intensity illumination and wing/fuselage geometry combine to make the identification of fluid failure difficult. This paper presents a study conducted to examine the problem of limited fluid failures, to identify methods of enhancing visibility, and to propose an approach to evaluate solutions believed to offer the potential for success. A causal factor analysis was conducted to document the main contributors to the visibility problem and to identify potential approaches to solution. A review of past industry literature identified past efforts in this area, and various airline operators were contacted to establish an understanding of attempted solutions and current activities. Paper also gives attention to solutions developed for other applications but potentially appropriate to aircraft deicing requirements.

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    APS Aviation

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  • Authors:
    • Dawson, P
    • Peters, A
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2003 12:00AM