From: Dave Lawson <email@example.com> Organization: AlliedSignal Engines, Phoenix, Az Date: 19 Apr 96 02:04:06 References: 1 2 3
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John Liebson wrote: > How about not all of AA's large fleet of MD-80s having been modified? > I don't know if this is true--but I certain see lots of manual wing > checking on this fleet, even on warm days at ABQ, due to the fact that > the ice often forms *after* landing. > > We waited for deicing on one of these aircraft at DFW one warm > evening, only to have the ice melt off of the wings as we moved > forward in the deicing queue. The entire AA MD-80 fleet has been equipped, according to my sources. Some of them have systems that have gone in-op.