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27/05/24

Aircraft Icing Detection SENS4ICE Results Wrap-up Discussion with Advisory Board

European SENS4ICE flight campaign ATR 42 environmental research aircraft of Safire equipped with research sensors (copyright DLR with Safire permission).
European SENS4ICE flight campaign ATR 42 environmental research aircraft of Safire equipped with research sensors (copyright DLR with Safire permission).

After the presentation of the EU project SENS4ICE final results in November 2023 [1] and the release of the final reports in February 2024, now the project partners reunited online with the Advisory Board members on 16 May 2024 to discuss conclusions and the way forward towards aircraft SLD (supercooled large droplet) icing certification.

SENS4ICE matured and demonstrated many ice detection technologies dedicated to SLD icing and this way showing feasible solutions. Once more the SENS4ICE project values the contributions and support of the Advisory Board for critically assessing these developments and results. The discussion needs to be carried on about which criteria and threshold can be applied to ensure and prove flight safety in all relevant conditions. As the SENS4ICE project has ended, the partners will reach out to the community and stakeholders beyond the project consortium in order to identify next steps. Further collaborative research and development activities will be indispensable for this.

Latest SENS4ICE results will be published soon at AIAA AVIATION Forum (dedicated SENS4ICE session) in July/August 2024 and at ICAS Congress in September 2024.

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