Kestrel Aircraft Selects Cox and Company for Ice Protection

Oct. 30, 2012
Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System suits mission

Orlando, Florida (October 29, 2012) Kestrel Aircraft Company announced today at the National Business Aviation Association 2012 Convention, that Cox and Company, of Plainsville, NY, has been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development.

Kestrel Aircraft CEO and President, Alan Klapmeier, stated, “We are very pleased to add Cox, as one of Kestrel’s development partners. We believe the Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (EMEDS) is a perfect fit for our aircraft’s mission profile.”

Klapmeier added “EMEDS allows effective ice removal while retaining a laminar flow wing. This is critical factor for achieving high speed and reducing drag and fuel consumption. Also EMEDS has lower lifetime costs than other deicing systems. We are committed to our focus on operating cost for our future customers.”

John Smith, President of Cox, is pleased to become a member of the Kestrel family, stating, “The Kestrel is a game changing entry into the general aviation market. The Cox EMEDS Ice Protection System is one of the many features that make this aircraft stand out. We look forward to working with Kestrel on this exciting new aircraft.”

The EMEDS decision follows the Kestrel philosophy of searching for innovative solutions that will add utility and make life easier for owners. The talent and experience of the Kestrel team allows for exploration and successful implementation of new technology. So the choice of EMEDS for this product should come as no surprise. Advantages of Cox’s System are:

• FAA/EASA Certified for Flight Into Known Icing

• Smooth Airfoil

• Minimal Power

• No Regular Maintenance

• Low Operating Costs

• Compatible with Metallic and Composite Leading Edges

• Adaptable to Composite Structures

• Compatible with Conventional Rib and Skin Designs

About Kestrel Aircraft

Kestrel Aircraft is a new aviation company led by general aviation entrepreneur, Alan Klapmeier. Based on the original work done by Farnborough Aircraft, the Kestrel airplane will be a six to eight-seat, all composite, single-engine turboprop, powered by the efficient Honeywell TPE331-GR14engine, boasting a broad performance envelope, and using advanced technologies. Headquartered in Superior, WI, with a facility in Brunswick, ME, Kestrel employs over 90 engineers and support staff, focusing on aircraft
design and certification. For additional information about Kestrel please visit

About Cox and Company

Cox and Company is the industry leader in the development, certification and manufacture of Advanced Ice Protection Systems. This is especially the case for EMEDS, which is the most sophisticated Low Power Ice Protection system to come to market in many years. EMEDS has been adapted to business, commercial and military/government aircraft and has been in service for more than ten years on hundreds of aircraft. EMEDS components are mounted inside the leading edge and are therefore not subjected to atmospheric or environmental hazards. There is nothing to service or replace. The installation provides a smooth leading edge surface that produces lower aerodynamic drag and reduced fuel consumption. For more information about Cox and Company, please visit.