As Seen Through the Canopy

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new rule to enhance aviation safety by requiring scheduled airlines to install ice detection equipment in their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make sure crews know when they should activate their ice protection systems.   

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said they want pilots to have the best technology available to detect icing conditions so they can take the steps necessary to ensure passenger safety.