NEW CENTURY AIRPORT, Kan., April 29, 2013 – CAV Ice Protection, which specializes in all types of aircraft ice protection, has reached agreement with AirNet Systems, Inc. to authorize the maintenance services provider to install the company’s patented TKS aircraft ice protection systems.
AirNet, with aircraft maintenance bases in several locations, has already begun installation activity at its headquarters location at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Columbus, Ohio. Other AirNet Maintenance and Repair (MRO) facilities capable of TKS Ice Protection installations include St. Louis and a facility in Tampa, Fla., which can service South American customers.
“Appointing AirNet as an authorized CAV Ice Protection installer is the beginning of a larger strategy to make installations more accessible to owners of the many aircraft models capable of being upgraded with proven ice safety technologies,” said Ken Weaver, CAV Ice Protection Vice President – Sales and Marketing.
He added, “AirNet’s professional capabilities, expansive reach and excellent reputation in the industry enable it to become a perfect partner as we make it easier for aircraft operators to address flight into inadvertent and known ice.” Customers should contact CAV Ice Protection at (913) 768-1643 or email@example.com to schedule TKS installations.
AirNet Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance Chuck Paul said, “We are pleased to add CAV Ice Protection to our range of authorized aftermarket installation capabilities, including Honeywell, Rockwell, Collins, Garmin, Aspen Avionics, Bendix King and Shadin Avionics. CAV’s proven TKS Ice Protection System will complement our avionics, engine, airframe and overall repair station services.”
AirNet has a 53,000-square-foot maintenance facility at Rickenbacker. Throughout its organization, AirNet employees 40 A&Ps, 50 pilots and operates a fleet of more than 130 aircraft. Its Flight Ice facility in St. Louis has considerable experience with TKS installations on various aircraft.
About AirNet Systems, Inc.
As a FAR Part 145 certified repair station with class ratings, AirNet offers aircraft maintenance; avionics installations, service, and repair; and FBO services at three repair centers nationwide – Tampa, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio; and St. Louis, Mo. More information can be found at www.airnetaviation.com. AirNet is also one of the largest air cargo airlines in the nation and the leading small package, express cargo airline.
About CAV Ice Protection
CAV Ice Protection is a 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, Poland, and Mexico. It also has offices in Poland, and Manchester, UK. The company has created proven ice protection systems for numerous aircraft manufacturers, including: Cessna Aircraft, Cirrus Aircraft, Commander Premier Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft, Beechcraft Corp., Hawker, Mooney Aircraft, Piper Aircraft, Quest Aircraft, Socata EADS.
The company is dedicated to providing ice protection expertise and counsel to aircraft manufacturers and operators. Tapping into extensive CAV Ice Protection expertise involving more than 6,000 aircraft, the company recommends, develops, implements and oversees aircraft ice protection implementation. CAV Ice Protection has experience with testing, government approvals, component qualification, electrical system design, reliability, safety analysis, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, quality, manufacturing design and integration.
Its facility at the Salina Airport in Salina, KS, is now approved to repair TKS ice protection components.
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.
CAV Ice Protection is planning to grow its new Operations Center in the Kansas City, Kansas, area by as many as twelve people.