This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) covers requirements for a self-propelled, boom type aerial device, equipped with an aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluid spraying system. The unit shall be highly maneuverable for deicing all exterior surfaces of commercial aircraft, of sizes agreed upon between purchaser and manufacturer, in accordance with SAE ARP4737. The vehicle will also be used for aircraft maintenance and inspection. The vehicle shall be suitable for day and night operations.
The major rationale for this update has been to combine the requirements from the former ARP4047 "Aircraft Deicing Vehicle, self propelled, small capacity" with this ARP 1971 "large capacity". Capacity related requirements have been addressed, so that now only this document exists. Beside this, minor technical updates have been made.