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Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US

Each year, cold winter weather leads to 60,000 flight cancellations in the United States, costing airlines and airports an estimated $US3 billion. But freezing cold temperatures aren’t a problem for planes, which excel in cold, dense air. The real problems happen before planes even leave the ground – clearing snow […]
Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US
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Why planes are de-iced

An aeroplane’s wing is designed to create lift, but ice and snow can change the wing’s shape. If you ever been delayed for de-icing, you’ll be happy to know that it makes takeoff possible in wintry conditions. Following is a full transcript of the video. Wing shapes are designed to […]
Why planes are de-iced
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Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US

Each year, cold winter weather leads to 60,000 flight cancellations in the United States, costing airlines and airports an estimated $US3 billion. But freezing cold temperatures aren’t a problem for planes, which excel in cold, dense air. The real problems happen before planes even leave the ground – clearing snow […]
Why cold winter weather cancels roughly 60,000 flights a year in the US
US

Why planes are de-iced

An aeroplane’s wing is designed to create lift, but ice and snow can change the wing’s shape. If you ever been delayed for de-icing, you’ll be happy to know that it makes takeoff possible in wintry conditions. Following is a full transcript of the video. Wing shapes are designed to […]
Why planes are de-iced