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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedCAV Aerospace displays 300th Bonanza TKS installation
The 300th Beech Bonanza fitted with a TKS “weeping wing” ice protection system by CAV Aerospace is on display at EAA AirVenture 2010. The landmark Bonanza is a 1979 V-35B model, one of the last classic V-tail versions built.

In addition to CAV’s TKS installation, the airplane has been upgraded with an Atlantic Aero engine and cowling plus a custom avionics suite and a redone interior. It belongs to Randy Africano, an American Bonanza Society board member.

CAV’s TKS systems provide anti-icing protection by distributing a measured amount of glycol-based ice protection fluid through precision laser-drilled microscopic holes in wing leading edges fashioned of titanium. The company also offers a dispersion mechanism for propellers.

The systems are available for most high-performance general aviation aircraft. More than 6,000 general aviation airplanes and unmanned aircraft have flown with the company’s ice protection system.

“We are grateful to Randy Africano for letting us display his very unique and classic Bonanza V-tail at Oshkosh,” said Kevin Hawley, CAV Aerospace Inc. president.

Africano’s Bonanza is one of three TKS-equipped airplanes on display at the company’s exhibit, Booth 121-123. The others are a Mooney and a Cessna Caravan. “We encourage everyone to take a look at this great airplane and the other TKS-equipped aircraft we also have on display.”

For more information, visit the company’s exhibit, Booth 121-123, or its website www.WeepingWings.com.

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