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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.