CAV Aerospace Repositions North American Ice Protection Unit

17th February 2008

The North American ice protection subsidiary of CAV Aerospace, Ltd. is being repositioned and renamed to reflect its growing role in the overall business of the global aerospace manufacturing company.

Effective immediately, the Salina, Kan. unit will become CAV Aerospace, Inc. The operation was formerly known as Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.

“The repositioning reflects the fact that our North American operation is a direct extension of our global company,” said Owen McFarlane, Managing Director of CAV Aerospace, Ltd. “By elevating the organization within the corporate structure it is positioned to meet the growing future needs of the major aircraft manufacturers in the United States, including those nearby in Wichita,” he added.

“This renaming indicates the emerging importance of the North American ice protection operations to our overall global aerospace business and it signifies that the development, manufacture and marketing of ice protection systems continue to be integral to CAV Aerospace’s core business competencies,” McFarlane said.

The new name better positions CAV Aerospace’s Ice Protection Systems as a full-service segment within the family of aerospace business that form CAV. The company’s specialized business units include Aerostructures and Ice Protection Systems. Both business units are focused on adding value and competitive advantage for their customer bases.

CAV Aerostructures, a Super Tier 1 supplier, designs and fabricates assemblies and component parts for major aircraft manufacturers, in addition to supplying machining and assembly operations on a global basis. CAV Aerospace, Inc. employs 650 people worldwide.

CAV Aerospace has manufacturing centers in Consett, Leicester and Wales, in the UK, and in Poland. The company also has offices in Poland and Manchester, UK. Aftermarket ice protection installation facilities are at the CAV Aerospace, Inc. facilities in Salina.

Major clients of CAV Aerospace, Ltd. for aerostructures include Airbus, BAE Systems, Hawker Beechcraft, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, and Aircelle Safran Group. CAV Aerospace operates in civilian aerospace and in the defence sector; specifically, unmanned vehicles, the C-17 and the Eurofighter.

A significant part of CAV’s Ice Protection Systems, now newly named CAV Aerospace, Inc., is headquartered in North America at the Salina Airport in Kansas. The subsidiary delivers TKS Ice Protection Systems directly to aircraft manufacturers and provides retrofit installations to aftermarket aircraft customers. CAV’s Ice Protection Systems customer base includes the following aircraft manufacturers and more than 4,000 aircraft owners that fly their products:

Cessna Aircraft Company, Cirrus Design Corporation, Commander Premier Aircraft, Diamon Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Mooney Aicraft, Piper Aircraft, Quest Aircraft, and Socata EADS.

CAV Aerospace, Inc. recently consolidated its corporate functions including administration, engineering, marketing, customer support, purchasing, and rapidly growing installation activity in the United States into larger company facilities at the Salina Aviation Service Center.

CAV Ice Protection Systems provides the proven TKS Ice Protection System which works by exuding a measured amount of ethylene glycol-based fluid through microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium, along with a dispersion mechanism for propellers.


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