Aircraft De-icing / Anti-icing Quality Assurance Techniques – 1 Day


This 1day Intensive Course focuses on the requirements to ensure the effective performance of the Aircraft De-icing & Anti-icing processes and procedures through assessment & Audit.

Quality Assurance considers the need for independent verification of compliance.

How to assess the compliance of Aircraft De-icing / Anti-Icing Quality Control processes in accordance with typical requirements, based on SAE/ICAO/IATA Global Standards in particular SAE AS 6285 (Methods) and SAE AS 6286 (Training).

The use of Checklists, Process Control, and Management of Training.

This course prepares delegates with a thorough understanding necessary to perform effective audits of Aircraft De-icing / Anti-icing processes.

Who is the Course for?

Quality Assurance Staff required to perform audits of Aircraft De-icing / Anti-icing processes. Flight Operations Department Staff, Regulatory Authority & Other Key Stake Holders.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) To be able to explain the key elements of the Aircraft De-icing / Anti-icing processes & how to assess compliance to deliver maximum effectiveness;

b) Understand the regulations which deliver the Quality Audit of & SMA Requirements of the De-icing / Anti-icing Process;

c) Ability to focus on effective identification of issues and potential non -conformities and to promote positive action;

d) To be able to fully engage with the process of Root Cause Analysis.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • Course Objectives;
  • Definitions & Abbreviations;
  • Introduction;
  • Regulatory Drivers for Aircraft Anti Icing & De-Icing;
  • Quality Control Standards & Responsibilities for Aircraft De-Icing / Anti-icing;
  • Introduction to Compliance Quality Assurance Auditing Techniques;
  • A detailed review of a typical De-Icing/Anti-icing audit;
  • Auditing De-icing/Anti-icing Audit Checklists;
  • How to Prepare for an Audit;
  • Subcontractor Auditing Process;
  • Verification of Fluid Documents and Records;
  • How to Evaluate staff training and qualification;
  • How to Evaluate Facilities & Equipment;
  • Fluid Sampling and Field Checks;
  • Reporting.

Target groups

Quality Assurance Personnel Post Holders and Nominated persons; Quality and Safety Managers, other key stakeholders and operations staff, CAA Inspectors.


A Background in an Aviation Environment.

Learning Objectives

– To understand the fundamentals of Quality Assurance oversight of Aircraft De-Icing / Anti-icing;
– To understand the practical challenges to delivering effective Quality Audits;
– To equip the attendee with the skills and techniques required to manage and execute meaningful audits of Aircraft De-Icing / Anti-icing.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“Good communication – the instructor answered all the questions asked”
“Excellent learning climate”
“ Understandable manner of the material presentation”
“Good and clear explanation”
“Questions were welcomed all the time.”


1 day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806.

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