Winter Operations / Surface Contamination

Winter Operations / Surface Contamination

Are you ready for snow and ice? Our Winter Operations / Surface Contamination module reviews operations in ground icing conditions including anti and deice fluids, deice procedures, holdover times, and pre takeoff contamination checks. Braking action reports, cold temperature altitude corrections, and contaminated runways are also presented.

The eLearning module is updated each year for changes to Holdover Time Tables, Cold Temperature Restricted Airports, and new case studies.

The NBAA Management Guide (section 2.4) recommends advanced flight crew training above and beyond the regulatory requirements of the FAA as a best practice. That recommendation specifically cites Icing/Deicing Procedures training. This training module satisfies that NBAA training recommendation.

This module also addresses the following documents:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Alert for Operators (SAFOs) 01001, 09004, 09015, 10006, 16009, 19001, and 19003
  • FAA Information for Operators (InFOs) 09007, 09016, 18009, 18011, and 21004
  • Advisory Circular 91-79A, Change 2

We also have an Aircraft Surface Contamination module available for Flight/Cabin Attendants.


After customization, this module satisfies your training program Airman Specific Basic Indoctrination curriculum on Winter Operations / Ground Deicing.

We customize this module based on the guidance published in your General Operations Manual (GOM), authorization in Ops Spec A041, and any FAA Approved Deicing Program you might have.

Many Part 135 operators include the module in the initial training as well as have crews complete it each October as a Winter Operations refresher. We also have a shorter Surface Contamination module available for Flight/Cabin Attendants.

This module complies with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) training requirement for "Aircraft Surface Contamination" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO. The module is not required by the Business Aviation Safety Consortium (BASC) standard. Many Part 91 operators opt to complete the training each October as a Winter Operations refresher.

  • Extreme Cold Temperatures
  • Contaminated Runways
  • Ground Icing Conditions