Lakeland, Fla., March 30, 2011 – CAV Aerospace, Inc. 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 approval is for the company's operation at the Salina Airport in Salina, Kan. The effective date of the company's certificate of registration was March 27, 2011.
"We are exceptionally pleased to have this recognition of our processes and systems and it reinforces our ability to support a wide range of OEM and owner/operator ice protection requirements," said CAV Aerospace Inc. President Kevin Hawley.
CAV Aerospace Inc. is exhibiting a Beechcraft Baron with flight into known ice (FIKI) capabilities at Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla. March 29 through April 3. The Baron 58’s ice protection features CAV’s proprietary weeping wings TKS™ system.
“Even though we are coming out of the winter icing season, CAV Aerospace is available year-round to install our proven ice protection system in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft,” said CAV President Kevin Hawley. “Now is the perfect time to schedule an upgrade when we can work around customer schedules.”
CAV was also recently approved for Cessna Caravan and Quest Kodiak FIKI. 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.
OEM and After-Market
CAV delivers TKS™ ice protection systems to aircraft manufacturers and provides retrofit installations to after-market aircraft customers. CAV offers Weeping Wing TKS™ installations for most high-performance general aviation aircraft. CAV’s customer base includes an unmanned air system, a number aircraft manufacturers and more than 6,000 aircraft owners who fly their products:
• Cessna Aircraft
• Cirrus Design Corporation
• Commander Premier Aircraft
• Diamond Aircraft
• General Atomic Aeronautical Systems
• Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
• Mooney Aircraft
• Piper Aircraft
• Quest Aircraft
• Socata EADS
CAV Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in North America at the SLN Aviation Service Center on the Salina Airport in Kansas. CAV’s corporate functions are in Salina, including, administration, engineering, marketing, customer support, purchasing, and installation activity.
The Baron 58's ice protection features CAV's proprietary weeping wings TKS™ system.
Its facility at the Salina Airport in Salina, KS, is now approved to repair TKS ice protection components.
CAV Aerospace has produced more than 6,000 proprietary TKS ice protection systems that fly on aircraft ranging from single-engine piston-powered airplanes to mid-size business jets.
A full tank of ice protection fluid provides up to 2.5 hours of continuous ice protection.