Educational Material


Jean-Louis Brenguier (METEO-FR) was interviewed by Aeronewstv regarding the anti-icing systems used by aircraft manufacturers as well as the factors that create the formation of ice on the wings. For viewing the interview please follow this link. 2013.
Daniel Kintea (TUD) was interviewed by the German TV station "Hessischer Rundfunk" regarding the icing of aircraft. For viewing the interview please follow this link. 04/02/2016.


During the cold winter months many airline passengers know what happens when it's icy. Not only can it be tough to get to the airport -- planes can end up being delayed and/or face de-icing while on the ground. But ice formation in engines while the plane is flying - in certain weather conditions - is also a concern year round. Researchers, including a group from NASA, are in Darwin, Australia during its summer months to study the issue. They are part of an international team working to improve aviation safety by analyzing high altitude ice crystals with the help of a specially equipped French jet. In this video, the French SAFIRE jet with probes installed under the wings and on the nose, and researchers on board, is preparing for a night mission. The rain and storms are actually ideal conditions for these flights as they appear to be where the crystals can form (video).
The Cayenne 2015 campaign is supported by the HAIC, EASA-HighIWC and HIWC projects with the additional support of ICC. The main purpose of this campaign was to complete the database and achieve rulemaking objectives to provide the first modern extensive data set of the core areas of deep convection that can be safely penetrated. (video).
HAIC overview presentation in Aerodays 2015 (video).
A HAIC related video created by the Promo-Air project, which is a European Project funded within the Framework Programme 7, aiming at undertaking actions to raise the interest of young Europeans towards scientific and technical studies in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport. (video).

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