Cold weather DC3 cargo aircraft flights to Antarctica

The Canadian Kenn Borek Ltd. DC-3 you can see below has been modified to perform landing on ice strips with skis. This aircraft, as well as another DC-3T – a Basler BT-67 – carry out Antartica Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) flights. Therefore they have been upgraded to sustain take off, flight, and landing at very low temperatures. Please, listen to Philippe Cousteau:

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport running out of de-icing fluid

FLIGHT SAFETY – Aircraft integrated de-icing services

Huge cloud still endangering European airspace – Pilot who flew through ash in 1982 reports

SNECMA / NPO Saturn’s PowerJet SaM146 certification – Sukhoi Superjet 100 engine

17/03/2010
Certification tests of Russia’s new Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-haul airliner are nearing completion. Its engine was subjected to tough reliability tests involving simulated ice and hail storms and frozen-carcass bird strikes.

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