This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) covers forced air technology including: reference material, equipment, safety, operation, and methodology. This resource document is intended to provide information and minimum safety guidelines regarding use of forced air or forced air/fluid equipment to remove frozen contaminants. During the effective period of this document, relevant sections herein should be considered and included in all/any relevant SAE documents.
Forced air utilizes an air stream to remove accumulations of frozen contamination from the aircraft with or without fluid. Forced air can provide the option of fluid assisted or injection of heated or unheated fluid into or in conjunction with the air stream for removal of heavier frozen contamination.