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tr.v. de·iced, de·ic·ing, de·ic·es
To make or keep free of ice; melt ice from: deiced the plane's wings before takeoff.


or de-ice


v.t. -iced, -ic•ing.
to prevent or remove ice formation, as on the wing of an airplane.
de•ic′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deice - make or become free of frost or ice; "Defrost the car window"
dethaw, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, melt, dissolve - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
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After a series of highly publicized accidents involving iced-up regional turboprops, the NTSB issued its December 2008 Safety Alert headlined, "Activate Leading Edge Deice Boots As Soon as Airplane Enters Icing Conditions.
It is true that the TKS system is not intended to be used as a deice system.
Lonnie Vaughan, Yingling president said that with the contracts, Yingling will deice commercial planes at the airport and provide back-up services for other airlines.
Your article clearly pointed out the critical deficiencies of Thermawing and pneumatic boots, but failed to state the TKS is ice prevention and is not deice.
At airports where snow is relatively dry, mechanical removal using brooms or even blasts of hot air can reduce the amount of ADF required to deice.
A zero velocity system also allows the operator to deice the roadway at speeds closer to surrounding traffic, thus reducing the speed differential between the two.