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Unconfirmed minutes A4E meeting Bru 17APR18.docx

Latest update 22 May 2018


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ERA’s Current Position

ERA has been lobbying for the regulation of de-icing services for many years and attends the European De-Icing/Anti-Icing Advisory Group to ensure requirements for regional aircraft types are considered. ERA strongly advocates the following:

  • the introduction of a regulation governing de-icing service providers, to include training of de-icing personnel
  • the availability of fluids to be made available at all airports where they are required. Type 1 de-icing fluid, widely used by regional aircraft operators, is not always available at airports where larger aircraft types predominate. This is particularly important because this often forces turboprop and regional jet operators to accept Type 2 or Type 4 de-icing fluids, which may not be best-suited for these aircraft types.
  • further research into the certification and specification of fluids, with funding and investment from the relevant authorities.


Latest update 22/05/2018: The latest meeting of the A4E De-Icing Issue Group was held on 17 April 2018 at the offices of A4E, Brussels. A copy of the unconfirmed minutes of the meeting are available to view via the Downloads section on this page. The next meeting of the Working Group is planned for the 16 October, with the location to be confirmed.


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