U.S. Army Helicopter Icing Developments 821504

Information on icing flight tests as conducted by the US Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity is presented. A quick review is conducted of organizations within the US Army that become involved with icing tests. Icing flight test techniques and hardware are shown and discussed. Natural and artificial icing test results are compared. Results and conclusions from previous icing evaluations are shown. The capabilities and limitations of current techniques and systems are discussed. And finally, the process for establishing an airworthiness qualification allowing Army aircraft to fly into a forecast icing environment is presented.


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