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Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UTair Aviation hosted an Aircraft De-Icing Seminar at its base in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization and Interstate Aviation Committee as part of ICAO/IAC Regional Project RER/01/901 and involving representatives of Airbus/ATR aircraft manufacturers.
Among the seminar attendees were experts from Russian and international airlines, airports, representatives of the Interstate Aviation Committee, the Federal Transportation Inspection Service (Rostransnadzor), the Central Institute of Aerohydrodynamics (TsAGI) and the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation (GosNIIGA) . The two day seminar focused on the demonstration of best practices for de-icing of Airbus and ATR aircraft. The technologies and practices for aircraft ground anti-icing and measures to be undertaken in the event of icing were discussed. A workshop on ground de-icing with A321 and ATR-42 aircraft was conducted.
“Considering the importance of this issue, it was suggested to establish a specialized working group supervised by the Interstate Aviation Committee to summarize all proposals,” said UTair Aviation Deputy General Director – Quality Director Alexander Lushkin in response to the seminar. “These proposals should then be taken into account in developing regulatory documents on de-icing. UTair highly appreciates the professional level of reports presented at the seminar and is ready to actively cooperate with its industry colleagues on this issue.”
UTair Aviation ranks among the top three Russian airlines. In 2012 UTair aircraft transported 8,582,681 passengers. The airline operates more than 150 fixed wing aircraft and performs flights to 110 destinations in Russia and aboard. The airline maintains its central hub at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, from which it performs 100 flights daily.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized United Nations agency setting international standards and regulations for global civil aviation and coordinating its development to promote safety and efficiency. The Organization was established by the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is the executive body of the intergovernmental Agreement on Civil Aviation and Air Space Use signed by 12 nations on December 30, 1991.
The IAC currently includes signatories from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.