This document provides information and guidance material to assist in assessing the need for and feasibility of developing deicing facilities, the planning (size and location) and design of deicing facilities, and assessing environmental considerations and operational considerations associated with de-icing facilities. The document presents relevant information necessary to define the need for a deicing facility and factors influencing its size, location and operation. The determination of the need for deicing facilities rests with Airports. Although this document intends to provide information to airport operator and deicing facility planner/designer, all stakeholders, including deicing service providers, should be involved in the development process.
Revision B of this document provides updated information in conjunction with other applicable SAE documents and editorial changes. “Operation” has been removed from the title since this topic is now fully covered by ARP5660 “Deicing Facility Operational Procedures” Chapter 5 “Environmental Considerations” has been completely rewritten.