Re: Super 80 question

Date:         30 Apr 97 03:19:10 
From:         Jeff Cybulski <>
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
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BAEJS3201 wrote:
> Yesterday I was flying home from DFW on American Airlines. I was seat at
> the wings leading edge of a MD83. I was looking out the window and noticed
> a placard that was about 1 foot any from the owerwing exit non-skid. It
> looked like a Delta wing shape and was striped. Does anyone know what is
> placard is for.

AA has installed "heater blankets"(manufactured by TDG) on all 260
MD-80's. It prevents icing of the upper wing which if formed and
dislodged could FOD out the engine. the placard you saw was probably the
No Step warning, as these are delicate panels.