Testing of Aircraft Runway Ice Control Products. Materials Compatibility.
Final rept. Oct 97-Oct 98,
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
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New commercial formulations of runway ice control products have recently made their way onto military and commercial aircraft runways. These new ice control products are purchased to AMSSAE Aerospace Materials Specifications Society of Automotive Engineers 1431 and 1435. These products have not been tested for compatibility with a number of aircraft materials, many of which are common to both commercial and military aircraft. In addition, there are some materials that are unique to military aircraft infrared windows for example for which no compatibility testing had been done, To fill this knowledge gap, AFRLMLSA undertook a study to evaluate the compatibility of these products with aerospace materials. The compatibility testing performed on these products exceeds the AMSSAE specification requirements. This report documents AFRLMLSAS effort to identify possible problems for both commercial and military aircraft with new deiceranti-icer materials not evident with the previously used ice control materials.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost