Canada (Where Else?) Hosts Icing Study

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Well, every place has to be famous for something and Montreal's propensity for freezing drizzle has earned it the starring role in a new aircraft icing study. Researchers from North America and Europe, including NASA and Canada's National Research Council, will be loading five airplanes full of high-tech gear to see if they can better predict icing conditions. The $2.4 million Alliance Icing Research Study will run from now until February. The decked-out airplanes will fly from Ottawa, Cleveland, Ohio, and Bangor, Maine, to Montreal at different altitudes when icing conditions are likely, and the data will be compared.