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Who else is using electro-thermal wing anti-/de-icing apart from the 787?

I am researching into deicing technologies for the future, but apart from Boeing with Ultra/GKN, no one seems to be picking this technology up and being competitive. Any one know why this is? Is it an ...
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What happens to used deicer fluid?

I noticed several tanks at BWI that store waste deicer fluid. They're in the foreground of the picture; the tanks in the background store Jet A. What do airports like BWI do with deicer fluid after ...
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How is the type of deicing fluid chosen and how much time is required for application?

From my understanding there are 4 different types of deicing fluids. How exactly is it determined what type of fluid needs to be used? How much delay does every type of fluid cause on average? What ...
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Can the bleed air for deicing the wings of the aircraft be switched on and off for jumbos?

Considering the large surface areas of the wings of the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, can the bleed air for deicing the wings be switched on and off as needed and if so, is that automatic and where are ...
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How do electric anti-icing systems work?

How do they work for GA propeller planes? More specifically, how is it implemented on the leading edge of the wing and propeller blades? I'm more interested in the mechanics of electric heating, not ...
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When is deicing required?

For airliners, under which meteorological conditions is de-icing required? What factors (temperature, humidity, dew point, precipitation, etc.) influence the decision to de-ice? Is decision to de-...
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Why is there a time range for holdover times charts?

2016-2017 FAA Holdover Time Guide The FAA publishes holdover times for each winter season and gives a time frame for how long each type of fluid should protect the aircraft from further contamination....
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Is there a source of deicing holdover time tables?

Depending on the types of de-ice and anti-ice fluids used, the HOT changes. Is it possible to post some HOT table here?
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What do de-icers do during summer?

I was reading about plane de-icing the other day, and someone posted a comment saying that was their job, and when no planes needed de-icing they just slept/waited in the de-icing truck. I was ...
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Is deicing fluid harmful to the environment?

How harmful is the fluid applied on aircraft to the environment? Is there any way to collect this waste fluid to minimize this, if in fact it is harmful?