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TKS ice protection system installed on 100th Corvalis 400

April 2, 2009 – CAV Aerospace has reached a milestone with the installation of the 100th TKS™ system on the world's fastest fixed-gear aircraft, the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT and its predecessor aircraft.


April 2, 2009
By Melissa Damota

CAV Aerospace has reached a milestone with the installation of the 100th TKS™ system on the world's fastest fixed-gear aircraft, the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT and its predecessor aircraft.

Including factory installations on new aircraft and after-market installations, 100 of the sleek model 400 aircraft now can fly with the proprietary TKS™ system. The 100th system was installed by CAV Aerospace, Inc., at its Salina, Kan., facilities on a model 400 owned by Chris Leevers of Castle Rock, Colo., who is in the grocery business.

Mountain Flying
Leevers uses the airplane primarily to fly to Leevers Supermarkets in Denver, Dallas and Casper, Wyo. Flying in the mountains as he does, ice protection is important to him. "My new CAV Ice Protection System provides peace of mind and increases the flexibility of my 400 when flying in the mountains for business," Leevers said.

His good-looking Model 400 has a sophisticated, stylish cabin, glass cockpit and side-stick control. Cessna's 400 Corvalis TT climbs at 1,400 feet per minute, flies at 25,000 feet and cruises at 235 knots.

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And like the available TKS™ Ice Protection option on the 400 Corvalis TT, Leevers' airplane flies the proven system that gives peace of mind to more than 4,000 owners of various models of aircraft from single-engine pistons to medium jets.

About CAV Aerospace
CAV Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in North America at the Salina Airport's Aviation Service Center in Kansas. The subsidiary delivers TKS™ ice protection systems directly to aircraft manufacturers and provides retrofit installations to after-market aircraft customers. CAV's Ice Protection Systems customer base includes numerous aircraft manufacturers:

Cessna Aircraft Co.
Cirrus Design Corp.
Commander Premier Aircraft
Diamond Aircraft
Hawker Beechcraft Corp.    Mooney Aircraft
Piper Aircraft
Quest Aircraft
Socata EADS

The parent company of CAV Aerospace, Inc. is CAV Aerospace, Ltd. It is a Super Tier 1 supplier that designs and fabricates assemblies and component parts for major aircraft manufacturers in addition to supplying machining and assembly operations on a global basis. CAV Aerospace has manufacturing centers in Consett, Leicester and Wales in the U.K. and in Poland.

CAV Ice Protection Systems provides the proven TKS™ anti-icing and de-icing protection system, which works by exuding a measured amount of glycol-based de-icing fluid through microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium, along with a dispersion mechanism for propellers.

For more information, contact:
CAV Aerospace, Inc.
2734 Arnold Court
Salina, Kan. 67401
Salina Aviation Service Center
Salina Airport
tkssales@weepingwings.com
Phone: (888) 865-5511 (785) 493-0946
Fax: (785) 493-0950
www.weepingwings.com