Tecnam today announced it has selected CAV Ice Protection to provide the TKS Ice Protection System and support services for the twin-piston Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft.
CAV Ice Protection thoroughly tested the TKS Ice Protection System in an icing wind tunnel at the latest certification levels for planes flying in known icing conditions. A total of 35 conditions and 83 runs covering all test points were made in one week with successful results.
“Tecnam is pleased to partner with CAV Ice Protection to offer operators a tremendously safe system that handles icing conditions in all parts of the world,” said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO.
TKS Ice Protection Systems provide anti-ice and de-ice capabilities with clean exit performance, protect aft of the leading edge, improve leading edge durability and life, and require low maintenance.
“We are proud to provide Tecnam and their launch customer Cape Air with an effective ice protection system that has been technologically proven since 1942,” said Jerry Jordan, CAV Ice Vice President of Engineering.
CAV Ice Protection is a global aerospace supplier of airborne ice protection systems for civilian, commercial and military aircraft. The company specializes in the design, consulting, certification services and manufacture of aviation ice protection systems. Proprietary technologies include the TKS Ice Protection System and SLD Guard. Headquartered in Consett, England, CAV Ice Protection has operations and manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and United States.