T&E 4210 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification
An in-depth discussion of icing cloud microphysics and atmospheric thermodynamics, FAA icing certification requirements, and ground and flight test procedures necessary to validate aircraft ice protection systems and show compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Anticipated Student Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have an understanding of icing cloud microphysics and atmospheric thermodynamics, FAA icing certification requirements, and ground and flight test procedures necessary to validate aircraft and ice protection systems.
Be familiar with
1. The different requirements for certification of ice protection systems (IPS) for inadvertent encounters with icing conditions and for flight into known icing conditions
1. Cloud microphysical processes conducive to formation of icing clouds
2. The kinds of IPS in use (pneumatic boots, thermal, fluid, etc.)
3. FAR Part 25 Appendix C Icing envelopes and their use in design and testing of IPS.
4. Test Planning
5. Significance of Large Super-cooled droplets
6. Significance of pre-activation, inter-cycle, run-back and residual ice
7. The requirement for flight testing in natural icing conditions
Sequence of Instruction
Process of Evaluation