de-icing

Date:         25 Nov 97 03:26:09 
From:         Sjoerd Postma <Postma@nlr.nl>
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Does anybody know if groundcrew responsible for de-icing aircraft need a
dedicated license by FAA? Of course the ultimate responsibility of
accepting the aircraft after a de-icing/anti-icing treatment lies with
the pilot-in-command, but still. So far I know there is no special
requirement in Europe and most companies do some kind of an in-house
training program for their de-icing crews. I know there is some concern,
that those responsible for de-icing aircraft, particularly at smaller
airports, or those in locations that experienced infrequent ground
icing, were not so competent at carrying out the task. In addition, that
the fluids and equipment used to deliver it, was felt to be sometimes of
unknown quality.

Sjoerd Postma