New Icing Warning System for U.S. Airplanes Debuts

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 6, 2006   View Article

Beginning today pilots will have more reliable information about the threat of dangerous icing conditions as they fly across the continental U.S.

The information could save the airline industry more than $20 million a year in aircraft damage and fuel by guiding pilots away from areas in the atmosphere where icing can take place, according the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

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