While aircraft are designed to operate within rigorous environments, they must have certain systems to keep them protected when conditions threaten safety and performance. For example, when aircraft conduct flights in colder areas or during winter months, they face the risk of having ice buildups on various surfaces. While seemingly minor to those unfamiliar, the buildup of ice can quickly alter airflow and lift, and various instruments may lose the ability to make readings when their ports are frozen over. Because of this, many aircraft utilize what are known as deicing and anti-icing systems, both of which remove and prevent ice formations. In this blog, we will answer the question of how deicing and anti-icing systems work, allowing you to better understand how flights are kept safe in freezing conditions.