Anti-Icing System in Aircraft

Authors(s): Jerry Shan Philip, Bibin Thomas

Abstract: Aircraft anti-icing system is one of the key components to solving the icing-related problems when the aircraft is on air. Considering the long history of aircraft building technologies, the involvement of anti-icing system has a remarkable influence over it. Basically, there exist two types of aircraft anti-icing systems namely, the first one is electro-thermal anti-icing system the second one is bleed air anti-icing system. For propellers, electro-thermal anti-icing system is used and for fixed wing planes the bleed air anti-icing system is used to prevent icing on the wings. Apart from these two anti-icing systems there exist several other anti-icing systems for the prevention of ice formation. It should be noted that anti-icing and de-icing are two different systems with different purposes. A short study of different aircraft anti-icing systems has been carried out for better understanding. The paper shows various aspects and methods of anti-icing systems used.