Reply To: Approach/Landing Climb – Inflight Icing Penalty
For what it’s worth (we operate in Europa under EASA), we use anticipated inflight structural icing conditions in our company. Enroute, the pilots use the WTAI switch as a trigger to include the penalty in their landing calculation or not. If they have used WTAI (during any part of the flighrt), thay have picked up ice both on wing and tail, hence the penalty (if the temperature is below 10/8 deg etc.).
We operate 737-800 and 737-300. We experience that this is rearly limiting, but it might happen when we have increased missed approach gradients combined with the use of Engine Anti Ice. The cure is to plan with a “no bleed” landing.
My 5 cents;-)
Captain – Manager Performance