August 23, 2013

Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 aircraft granted full icing certification by EASA and FAA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. have certified the M28 fixed-wing aircraft for flight in known icing conditions. The M28 is produced by the PZL Mielec company, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft. M28 aircraft produced with the icing system will now be allowed to launch in icy weather that might otherwise delay or cancel flight operations. The M28 airplane’s icing system determines the temperature and moisture content of the surrounding environment and applies heat to the propeller, wing struts and critical aerodynamic surfaces to remove any ice buildup.

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