The following reports and industry documents are pertinent to aircraft ground deicing operations and may provide useful guidance and information.


Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

ACRP  Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems

ACRP Report 45: Optimizing the Use of Aircraft De/Anti-Icing Fluids

ACRP Report 99: Guidance for Treatment of Airport Stormwater Containing Deicers

ACRP Web-Only Document 3: Formulations for Aircraft and Airfield Deicing and Anti-Icing: Aquatic Toxicity and Biochemical Oxygen Demand

ACRP Synthesis 6: Impact of Airport Pavement Deicing Products on Aircraft and Airfield Infrastructure

ACRP Synthesis 12: Preventing Vehicle–Aircraft Incidents During Winter Operations and Periods of Low Visibility


APS Aviation Technical Reports

An extensive amount of aircraft deicing research and development has been performed by APS Aviation Inc. of Montreal on behalf of Transport Canada and the FAA. Over 150 technical reports on the subject matter can be found at the following link on the APS website: