T&E 4107 Civil Aircraft Icing Certification

Course Description

This course is offered twice per year on-campus and once per year distance learning.  The course is designed to provide a 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 Course Learning Outcomes

Be familiar with 

1. Icing regulations and FAA / EASA guidance materials.
2. Icing Certification procedures and processes.
3. 14 CFR Part 25 & 29 / CS 25 & 29 Icing Envelopes and the need and methods for converting them to other exposure distances. 


4. The unique problems associated with airframe icing.
5. Icing cloud formation.
6. Data collection, reading, and data analysis procedures.
7. Icing test principles and the reasons for dry air, simulated ice accretions and natural icing tests.
8. The requirement for measuring icing cloud parameters.