Making the necessary equipment available including better sprayers, equipment to get to higher surfaces for de-icing and anti-icing along with improving compliance are the recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada following last year’s plane crash in Fond-du-Lac.
The TSB said earlier this year that the plane was not de-iced before takeoff.
25 people were on board when the plane collided with trees and terrain immediately after taking off on December 13th, 2017.
Several people were injured in the crash and one person later died.
The TSB also sent out a questionaire to pilots operating in the north throughout Canada to determine if similar circumstances existed coast-to-coast.
More than 650 responses from pilots flying a variety of aircrafts in northern areas were received.
The TSB says the data shows that pilots frequently take off with contaminated critical surfaces.
Kathy Fox, Chair of the TSB says the Minister of Transport has 90 days to respond to the TSB in terms of what action will be taken in response to recommendations.