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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.
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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.
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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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ThermaWing is in the process of transition from ownership by Kelly Aerospace to Deice Technologies Inc., run by Todd Bates.
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." In it.
The alert has the title "Activate Leading-Edge Deice Boots As Soon As Airplanes Enter Icing Conditions".
It is true that the TKS system is not intended to be used as a deice system.
The captain reached up to activate the manual deice boot system and the airplane vibrated.
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.
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.