Wolk and The Wolk Law Firm lauded again for contribution to aviation safety
Wolk and The Wolk Law Firm were acknowledged for funding critical wind tunnel studies to improve flight of general aviation aircraft in icing conditions.
PHILADELPHIA - (10/15/2010) In a scientific paper presented by professors and their doctoral students at The University of Texas to the International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, Arthur Alan Wolk and The Wolk Law Firm were acknowledged for funding critical wind tunnel studies to improve flight of general aviation aircraft in icing conditions.
The study found that impact icing on the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer of certain aircraft airfoil shapes was responsible for stability upsets and aircraft accidents. Indentifying the aerodynamic causes of such accidents is the first step in identifying corrective action. (view wind tunnel test)
In this instance the use of TKS, glycol that weeps from microscopic holes in leading edge mesh, was determined to be a leap ahead in preventing or reducing the frequency of this type of icing accident.
The manufacturer of the aircraft tested and the subject of the study has introduced TKS as an anti-icing alternative to its former use of outdated de-icing boots that do not work. Hopefully knowledge of this study encouraged the introduction of TKS.
This is not the first time Arthur Wolk and The Wolk Law Firm have been recognized for their contributions to aviation safety. Their work in aircraft engine carburetion, B-737 uncommanded rudder accidents, water retention in aircraft fuel tanks, contamination of jet engine fuel controls, aircraft engine failures, spatial disorientation, stability and control, flutter, crashworthiness and other studies have garnered them the largest verdicts and settlements in aviation history but more importantly have focused public and Governmental attention on flaws in aircraft that need correction.
About The Wolk Law Firm
The Wolk Law Firm has successfully concentrated its practice in the area of aviation law for more than 35 years. The firm has garnered an international reputation for its attorneys’ seasoned courtroom skills, aviation industry savvy, and technical aircraft knowledge. As a testament to that reputation, Arthur Alan Wolk has been appointed by the National Transportation Safety Board to serve on steering committees for every airline disaster in which the firm has represented victims. It is telling too that in each of those cases, the firm has correctly identified the exact cause of the disaster. At The Wolk Law Firm, aviation safety always has and always will be their profession. For more information, please call 215-545-4220.
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