Chapter 4 - Preventative Measures and Deicing Procedures


Ground deicing and anti-icing procedures vary greatly depending primarily on aircraft type, type of contamination accumulation on the aircraft and FPD fluid type. Pilots should become familiar with applicable Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards, the procedures recommended by the aircraft manufacturer in the Pilot Operating Manual, Aircraft Flight Manual, Maintenance Manual and, where appropriate, the aircraft service manual. As well, they should comply with all company operations manual provisions.

You may reproduce this training package as required and it can be found at: http:///

Copies of the current Transport Canada Ground Icing Operations Update (TP 14052) and the Holdover Time Guidelines may be obtained from your Regional Commercial and Business Aviation representative or the following website:

NASA Glenn Research facility has developed numerous in-flight icing media, which address problems, encountered while in-flight such as, tailplane stall, Super cooled Liquid Drops (SLD), aircraft icing certification criteria plus computer based icing training sessions. They are available from:

Or by writing to the following address:

Icing Branch
21000 Brookpark Rd.
MS 11-2
Cleveland, OH 44135
216-977-7469 (fax)

The videos When in Doubt... Small Aircraft, Large Aircraft, and Ground Crew, and accompanying training packages, as well as the copies of the current CBAAC's and Transport Canada Ground Icing Operations Update (TP 14052) may be obtained from the Civil Aviation Communication Center at:

Toll Free: 1-800-305-2059

In the National Capital Area: (613) 993-7284 or from the following website: