Through the Ice Protection Division, CAV Aerospace offers complete, fluid based, ice protection systems for a wide range of aircraft.

These systems are used in a wide range of general aviation, regional, business jets and UAV applications, they are offered as either original equipment installations or as a retrofit solution for Icing problems.

The main manufacturing operation is at the CAV Consett site with design and certification a shared activity between Consett and our facility in Salina, Kansas in which we also carry out the sales, marketing and installation activities.

This business is experiencing significant growth and is still attracting attention from many prospective new customers. This attention is primarily due to CAV’s ability to provide highly effective, safety critical systems whilst maintaining a competitive pricing structure that provides sensible solutions to the problem of flying through adverse weather conditions.

Current programmes include:

Continued drive towards new technologies and process modernisation, facilities and capabilities will maintain CAV’s position at the leading edge of this marketplace.

Technology utilised in the production of the ice protection equipment has also been used to develop a number of research and development programmes in the area of laminar flow and noise attenuation.

CAV’s ice protection systems are marketed under the brand name TKS.

Further information regarding the product lines, systems, and support and installation capabilities can be found at :

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