Boeing patents anti-skid system for aircrafts

Planes often skid while landing on icy or snowy runways. This causes considerable damage to the planes and may often lead to loss of lives. Here are two aeroplanes that skid this year.

BBCNews

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WoodTV

Source: http://woodtv.com/2015/01/29/fedex-plane-slides-off-ford-airport-taxiway/

Boeing has patented a method of increasing the friction between a tire of a vehicle and an icy surface includes dispensing a cooling agent such that at least a portion of the dispensed cooling agent is distributed between the tire of the vehicle and the icy surface. This technology can also be used in trucks and other vehicles.

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Patent Information

US 9,056,525
Anti-skid systems for vehicle tires on icy road conditions and method therefor

Inventors: Piroozmandi; Farid (Kirkland, WA), Boren; Kelly L. (Marysville, WA), Barmichev; Sergey D. (Kirkland, WA)
Assignee: The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
Family ID: 1000001156153
Appl. No.: 13/732,960
Filed: January 2, 2013

Abstract: A method of increasing the friction between a tire of a vehicle and an icy surface includes dispensing a cooling agent such that at least a portion of the dispensed cooling agent is distributed between the tire of the vehicle and the icy surface.

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