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New FAA rule on airplane performance and handling qualities in icing conditions
8 August 2007

The FAA published a final rule which introduces new airworthiness standards to evaluate the performance and handling characteristics of transport category airplanes in icing conditions. This action will improve the level of safety for new airplane designs when operating in icing conditions, and harmonizes the U.S. and European airworthiness standards for flight in icing conditions. This final rule becomes effective October 9, 2007. (FAA)