Posted 30 March 2022 in Article, Aviation, Blog.

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Every winter season, APS Aviation Inc. (a RHEA Group company) conducts several research and development activities to improve flight operations in winter conditions. The first projects of the 2021‑22 year were recently carried out in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Although air travel has been limited for the past 2 years, continued de/anti-icing research remains critical for public safety. This year’s research activities have included wind tunnel testing with two models: an RJ style wing section and a newly-built vertical stabilizer model.

The team at APS continues to push forward allowing critical data to be captured, analyzed and synthesized. Their efforts ensure that the safety of winter flight operations is always one step ahead. Data collection is expected to continue through to April 2022, including both outdoor and climatic chamber testing.