US FAA yesterday announced new standards for transport category aircraft requiring either the automatic activation of ice protection systems or a method informing pilots that they should be activated. Rule applies to new aircraft designs and "significant changes" to current designs but may be expanded to cover existing types, the agency said. New aircraft now must have either an ice detection system that automatically activates or alerts pilots to activate it, a definition of visual signs of ...

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