Salina, Kan., July 5, 2011 – CAV Aerospace has received Federal Aviation Administration certification as a Part 145 repair station for the proprietary TKS™ ice protection system. Its facility at the Salina Airport in Salina, Kan. is now approved to repair TKS ice protection components.
“This achievement is another building block for the continued growth of CAV Aerospace’s MRO capabilities and an extension of our TKS ice protection services,” said CAV Aerospace President Kevin Hawley. “With this approval CAV is continuing to execute a strategy of providing global leadership in ice protection system design, manufacture, distribution and MRO services.”
With the ability to repair TKS parts, CAV Aerospace, manufacturer of the TKS ice protection system, can reduce aircraft owner downtime, lower costs and provide more responsive service to more than 6,000 customers who fly with the TKS ice protection system.
The CAV Aerospace repair station may be contacted directly by telephone at 1-888-865-5511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent FIKI Approvals
CAV Aerospace was recently approved for Cessna Caravan, Bonanza G36 and Quest Kodiak flight into known icing conditions. CAV’s TKS systems provide anti-icing protection by exuding a measured amount of glycol-based ice protection fluid through precision laser-drilled microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium. There is also a dispersion mechanism for propellers.
About CAV Aerospace
CAV delivers TKS™ ice protection systems to leading aircraft manufacturers and provides retrofit installations to after-market aircraft customers. CAV Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in North America at the SLN Aviation Service Center on the Salina Airport in Kansas. CAV’s customer base includes a number of aircraft manufacturers and more than 6,000 aircraft owners who fly their products, including: Cessna Aircraft, Cirrus Design Corporation, Commander Premier Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft, General Atomic, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney Aircraft, Piper Aircraft, Quest Aircraft, and Socata EADS.
CAV Aerospace Inc. is the North American subsidiary of CAV Aerospace Ltd., a global Super Tier 1 Supplier. The parent company has manufacturing centers in Consett, Leicester, and Wales, in the UK, and in Poland. It also has offices in Poland, and Manchester, UK.
It has received ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 Rev. B certification for the company's supply, repair and installation of its proprietary TKS ice Protection System.
The Baron 58's ice protection features CAV's proprietary weeping wings TKS™ system.
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A full tank of ice protection fluid provides up to 2.5 hours of continuous ice protection.