OEMs

Specialists in airborne ice protection, our engineers support Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the development and certification of TKS® ice protection systems for new aircraft design.

Applying geometric and aerodynamic analysis alongside mission requirements, our engineers are accomplished in designing the optimal ice protection system that maintains the aerodynamic performance of your aircraft.

Using a seamlessly integrated design, and made of highly polished titanium, TKS® matches the profile of the leading edges to preserve the premium appearance of your aircraft.

As an anti-icing system with de-icing capability, TKS® offers an unsurpassed level of performance. We can develop factory-installed CAV TKS® Ice Protection Systems for inadvertent icing or Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) certifying systems for single-engine, twin-engine and turbine aircraft.

Choose Your Aircraft - Aircraft Production Supporting TKS®

Kodiak 100

A versatile single-engine turboprop, the Kodiak 100 is designed for missions within a multitude of backcountry environments. Both sleek and functional, the aircraft incorporates top of the range utility providing pilots with the flexibility and reliability required for year-round flight. The selection of TKS with the option for Flight into Known Icing further enhances the safety and dependability of the Kodiak 100.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Wing Struts • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Landing Struts • Windshield • Propellers

Kodiak 100

Diamond DA62

This luxury high tech aircraft provides exceptional fuel efficiency and twin-engine security, maximising space to offer room for up to seven people. The DA62 provides comprehensive active and passive safety features, including TKS® for Flight into Known Icing situated on the wings, tail, propellers and windshield to withstand Flight into Known Icing conditions.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Diamond DA62

Diamond DA42

Providing impressive cross-country performance with excellent fuel efficiency, this premium luxury aircraft is the world’s best-selling twin piston. A sleek all-carbon composite airframe incorporates advanced aerodynamics, and active and passive safety features, including TKS® for Flight into Known Icing situated on the wings, tail, propellers and windshield, to withstand Flight into Known Icing conditions.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Diamond DA42

Cirrus SR22

One of the world’s best-selling singe engine airplanes, the SR22 is remarkably innovative, sporting a fully composite frame, advanced avionics and impressive performance. Adopting cutting-edge technologies, Cirrus has equipped the SR22 with the premier current safety systems including TKS® Flight into Known Icing and simplified the mechanics for a highly functioning aircraft that is both stronger and easier to maintain.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Cirrus SR22

Cessna 208

As the go-to multi-mission aircraft, the Cessna Caravan is known for its dependable and efficient performance. Designed as a utility workhorse with flexibility for a wide variety of missions, TKS® for Flight into Known Icing is the aircraft’s chosen ice protection system, providing pilots with additional peace of mind and reducing the risks of icing in adverse environments.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Wing Struts • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Cessna 208

Mooney M20

The most successful ever Mooney model, the M20 offers both speed and efficiency alongside accomplished engineering and safety. Providing a premium flight experience, with extensive range and endurance, the M20 offers the option of TKS® for Flight into Known Icing, further increasing the aircraft’s utility and value.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Mooney M20

Tecnam 2012

A simple and classic mini-airliner, the P2012 is purpose built for passenger, medivac and cargo missions to remote communities and vacation destinations. Designed to accommodation operator requirements, particular care has been applied to safety, utility and pilot workload. It has been flight tested in extreme environments and includes the TKS® Flight into Known Icing system to ensure it is prepared for all icing eventualities.

Areas Protected

• Wing Leading Edge • Tail Horizonal • Tail Vertical • Windshield • Propellers

Tecnam 2012

Key

TKS® System

Evenly dispersed from laser-drilled titanium panels, TKS® fluid prevents ice from bonding to the aircraft frame.

Surface Protection

TKS® fluid fluid flows back across the airfoil and prevents moisture from freezing to the rest of the aircraft frame.

OEM Design

Premier Design

Alongside your own team, we define the protected areas, and analyse the physical definitions and flight properties of the aircraft to calculate the fluid flow rate required to ensure the aircraft is protected from ice.

Having established the impingement limits, the flow and active zones are optimised prior to extensive ice wind tunnel testing and predictions of performance explored.

A TKS® system provides anti-ice protection for the designed condition and less severe icing encounters but also provides a de-ice solution for more severe encounters that fall outside of the design envelop.

The total fluid the system must carry is therefore dependent upon the desired level of protection and system flow balance and hardware placement is design for optimal performance of the TKS® System and the aircraft.

OEM Certification

OEM Certification

Original Equipment Manufacturer  Type Certification Data Sheets (TCDs) and Type Certificate (TC) Amendment programmes are supported from original concept to final certification and production implementation.

Our expertise in the field of ice protection is globally recognized by Airworthiness Authorities and can be delegated DER and ODA authority under Part/JAR 23, 25 and MIL-SPEC STANAG 4671 Criteria.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Providing military, private and civilian applications for exploration, telecoms, surveillance, public safety, and recreation, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market is experiencing significant development and growth.