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Innovative ice management for aircraft with advanced materials

By Eileen De Guire / September 4, 2012

Ice is managed on aircraft by either preventing it or getting rid of it. One way of removing ice from wings while flying is with rubber de-icing boots. When they are inflated, they rupture the ice, causing it to fall away. German researchers are looking at innovative uses of advanced materials and new approaches to…

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