Project results: High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)

26.01.2017

Project results: High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)

Poster and leaflet available

The EU FP7 project HAIC provided numerical and test capabilities and appropriate ice particle detection/awareness technologies to the European aeronautical industry. HAIC is to be completed on January 31, 2017 and a final poster and leaflet are available for download.

Direct Numerical Simulation of the several stages of the ice accretion. Image: Daniel Kintea
Direct Numerical Simulation of the several stages of the ice accretion. Image: Daniel Kintea

Commercial aircraft have been experiencing in-service events while flying in the vicinity of deep convective clouds since at least the early 1990s. Heated probes and engines are the areas of aircraft most prone to mixed phase and glaciated icing threat.

A new regulation was issued in 2015 by regulatory agencies to cover this icing threat and the HAIC project provided the necessary Acceptable Means of Compliance (numerical and test capabilities) and appropriate ice particle detection/awareness technologies to the European Aeronautical industry for use on-board commercial aircraft in order to enhance safety when an aircraft is flying in such weather conditions.

During the four years of the project the synergy of leading entities participating in this ambitious venture succeeded to achieve major breakthroughs in a number of technological and scientific fields.

The final versions of the HAIC Poster and Leaflet

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