Chapter 4 - Preventative Measures and Deicing Procedures

Departure Notification for the Flight Crew

71.  Following a deicing/anti-icing treatment of the aircraft and confirmation that the Critical Surface Inspection has been completed, and that the aircraft is free of frozen contaminants, the pilot will need the following information from the deicing crew:

  • Confirmation that all staff and equipment are clear of the aircraft.
  • Authorization to start engines (if applicable).
  • Authorization to unfeather propellers (if applicable).
  • Notification to switch to hand signals (if applicable).