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Russia grounds UTAir ATR-72 aircraft
9 April 2012

Russia grounds UTAir ATR-72 aircraft

9 April 2012

On April 9, 2012 Russian aviation regulator Rostransnadzor has suspended the operations of UTAir ATR-72 turboprop aircraft and also suspended the activities of UTAir Technik at Moscow’s  at Vnukovo Airport. An inspection of UTAir flight operations at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport revealed that four ATR-72 planes of the airline departed without being de-iced. The weather at the time was […]

Study: Regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services in Europe

20 June 2011

EASA has published its Final Report on the study carried out on the regulation of ground de-icing and anti-icing services in EASA member states. Born out of a large number of events of stiff or frozen flight control systems during the winters of 2005 and 2006 and the subsequent Safety Recommendations made by the UK Air Accident […]

Report: BAe ATP elevator control problems – de-icing fluid possible factor

17 January 2011

The Swedish Accident Investigation Board SHK issued a preliminary statement on an incident that occurred in January 2010 involving a BAe ATP, citing thickened de-icing fluid as a possible factor. A BAe ATP cargo plane registered SE-MAP was involved in a takeoff incident at Helsinki/Vantaa Airport (HEL). The airplane was loaded with cargo  and the centre of gravity was […]