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IATA De-Icing/Anti-Icing Quality Control Pool (DAQCP)
The main goal of the DAQCP is to ensure the safety guidelines, quality control recommendations and standards of the De-icing/Anti-icing procedures at all airports are followed.
The DAQCP is well regarded by the Handling companies and work closely together to achieve the airlines regulators requirements. A number of airlines established an audit pool to share the audit results - thus avoiding multiple audits of the same provider at the same location, while improving the quality of inspections as fewer and more effective audits are carried out by accredited DAQCP inspectors in accordance with stringent evaluation criteria established by the Pool. The stations are assigned each year by the Pool and are based on the airports served by airline DAQCP members.
The Pool has developed its own set of procedures and checklists for conducting airfield inspections and audits. Although the primary objective of the DAQCP is to ensure the safety of aircraft operations, participating airlines derive important financial benefits in terms of drastically reduced airport inspection workloads and associated costs.
The De-Icing/Anti-Icing Quality Control Pool known as DAQCP currently consists of about 100 member airlines and provides de-icing/anti-icing services and post de-icing/anti-icing checks during the winter season at about 600 companies at more than 240 airports.The DAQCP also offers a passive membership to operators that do not have an audit organization or the experience in winter operations.
The quality control is based on the AEA Recommendations for De-icing/Anti-icing of aeroplane on the ground and the JAR-OPS 1 , EU-OPS 1. The audits are accomplished in yearly intervals during the winter season between October and April and are based on checklists developed by the steering committee. Checklists are updated yearly after consideration of the latest developments in de-icing/anti-icing techniques and are in line with the AEA-Recommendations. Audit reports as well as the audit related communication are exchanged within the DAQCP by electronic mails within a required timeframe as defined in the pool agreement. Safety related findings are reported to all members immediately with Alert-letters if applicable.
The DAQCP audits comprise the following subjects:
For additional information on membership, fees and training, please contact:
- Compliance of Procedures and Documentation with acceptable standards
- Training and Qualification of personnel
- De-icing/Anti-icing Facilities
- De-icing/Anti-icing Equipment
- Integrity of sprayed De-icing/Anti-icing Fluids
- DAQCP Administration:
Tel + 1 (514) 874 0202 Ext.3406
Fax + 1 (514) 874 2661
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