The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is reminding operators to be mindful of how certain de-icing fluids present hazards to aircraft, and urges airport operators to disseminate information about the fluids it is using. Among the primary concerns: exposure of carbon brakes to alkali-organic salt in certain types of de- and anti-icing fluid. Brakes are exposed both during normal ground operations and as chunks of snow mixed with fluid freeze on landing gear and inside the wheel well, and ...


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