This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides guidelines for the standardization of safe operating procedures to be used in performing services and maintenance at designated deicing facilities (DDFs), comprising both central deicing facilities (CDFs) and remote deicing facilities. These procedures are necessary for the proper deicing/anti-icing of aircraft on the ground and performance of associated checks in accordance with the various approved ground icing programs, while considering applicable local environmental, operational, and economic requirements. This document should be used by operators, regulators, and airport authorities to develop and standardize approvals and permits for the establishment and operation of a DDF.
The coordination of stakeholders is required prior to the approval of design plans for a deicing facility.
Operating procedures shall be agreed to, in writing, by all air operators, airport authorities, regulators, and service providers prior to commencing deicing operations.
ARP5660 has been revised to include additional technical content, as well as to reduce redundant information contained in other SAE documents. All references to ARP5149 and ARP4737 have been replaced by references to AS6286 and AS6285, respectively.
AS6285 forms one part of three related SAE Aerospace Standards (AS) and should be read in conjunction with AS6286 and AS6332. Collectively, AS6285, AS6286, and AS6332 are known to the international community as the “global aircraft deicing standards.” The lead document is AS6285, which all the other documents support and should therefore be in agreement.
Icing and ice detection
Also known as: SAE ARP 5660
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