Wed, 30 November, 2022
TWI recently held a webinar dedicated to the topic of preventing ice accretion for the aerospace industry.
Ice accretion is of concern to the industry because it influences flight operations and maintenance costs.
The build-up of ice on leading edges can lead to a dramatic reduction in the lift and drag of an aircraft, increasing fuel consumption.
Although active icing protection systems are in place to ensure any safety issues are addressed, these come at a high cost. For example, the application of de-icing fluid to a Boeing 737 aircraft costs ~$20,000 each time.
Our webinar, ‘Advanced Ice-Repellent Coating Systems for Aerospace’ was held on 12 October 2022 with nearly 100 attendees joining us from 25 different countries.
The webinar, presented by principal project leader, Anna Wojdyla-Cieslak, presented the latest developments from the anti-icing coatings industry, including an investigation of the different techniques that can be used to characterise coating performance against damage. The webinar also discussed the guidelines for fit-for-purpose coatings selection.
Those who missed the webinar can see a recording of the event, below: