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Zodiac Aerospace demonstrates new ice detection probe

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 21, 2014
The Zodiac ice detection probe-equipped King Air. (Zodiac)
The Zodiac ice detection probe-equipped King Air. (Zodiac)

Zodiac Aerospace Australia (ZAA) says it has conducted a successful series of trials of its new in-flight ice detection probe.

The flights were conducted on a modified King Air which was equipped for atmospheric research flights and operated by Air Affairs Australia (AAA), and were conducted in icing conditions from AAA’s Nowra NSW base over the NSW Snowy Mountains. The company says that, when in icing conditions, the probe demonstrated consistent detection.

The test flights were conducted with the assistance of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology which provided specific forecasts to assist in location of icing conditions, and the aircraft was fitted with special flight test equipment to monitor and record the flights.

Comment (1)

  • Raymond


    It’s 2014. Wouldn’t something like this have been invented years if not decades ago or is this just product development of an existing device?

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