TKS® Ice Protection is available for more than 100 different aircraft model variants for inadvertent icing and Flight Into Known Icing Conditions (FIKI). An anti-ice system with de-icing capability, TKS® provides the greatest protection of your aircraft frame of any ice protection system on the market.
Avoiding Structural Icing Accidents
TKS® is exceptionally reliable, providing peace of mind for owners, pilots and passengers. Between 2007 and 2017, 43 accidents involving 84 individuals have been caused in the US by in-flight structural icing; resulting in 37 fatalities and 7 major injuries*. Largely, these aircraft encountered unexpected weather conditions and were ill prepared for icing; Less than half had a form of ice protection system installed and not one of the aircraft involved in an accident was protected by a TKS® system.
2 Year Warranty*
Free Technical Support
Preserves Aircraft Appearance
*Via approved install center.
Whilst our TKS® systems for Inadvertent and FIKI conditions both perform identically, our FIKI system is FAA Certified for icing conditions and possesses two on-demand pumps for windshield protection and two metering pumps for redundancy.
Allowing for legal take-off in icing conditions, our FIKI system has been extensively tested to demonstrate that your aircraft is protected during the icing conditions specified in the airworthiness regulations. An extensive process, certification determines an aircraft’s performance, flying qualities and tolerance to ice accumulation and provides you with the ability and confidence to launch with ice in the forecast.
Boots Comparison Table
|De-Ice / Anti-Ice||De-Ice||Anti-ice with De-ice Capability|
|Placement||Leading Edges||Leading Edges, Windscreen, Propeller|
|Protected Areas||Leading Edges||Entire frame, windscreen, propeller|
|Operational Duration In Flight||No limit||2.5hrs|
|Aerodynamic Performance||Installed Drag||Maintains Natural Laminar Flow|
|Erosion Resistant||No (Elastomeric)||Yes (Titanium)|
|Inter Cycle Ice Shapes||Significant||None|
|Longevity||5-10 years||Lifetime of Aircraft|
All figures are approximate and depend upon the model of aircraft and use of the system.
*Additional protection often added via an electro-thermal system for windscreen and propeller – adding weight and system complexity.
**System for typical single engine piston aircraft, such as the Bonanza.
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Getting TKS® installed
Authorized TKS® installation centers for installation of retrofit TKS® Ice Protection Systems are located across the US and Europe to ensure that owners and operators can easily access their services. Our engineers personally trained our service center technicians to certify them for installation of the TKS® system to the highest standard.
Typical installations require approximately three weeks downtime.
Buy a TKS System
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