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Qarbon Aerospace launches Helios Ice Protection System

Qarbon Aerospace, Inc. announced the launch of the Helios Ice Protection System. This exciting new system advances aircraft icing protection technology, overcoming challenges that exist with legacy systems.

Qarbon Aerospace launches Helios Ice Protection System
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Helios is an all composite, highly efficient and reliable electro-thermal icing protection system that embeds a carbon fiber thermoplastic heating element into the leading edge structure of wings, nacelles, or empennages. Qarbon Aerospace views this technology as a natural fit to replace pneumatic boots, bleed air, and other legacy icing protection technology.

Evan Young, Head of Engineering for Qarbon Aerospace says:
“Significant technology and manufacturing development have positioned Helios Ice Protection™ to be a leap forward in safety when flying into known icing conditions. Extensive icing tunnel and operational evaluation tests have proven Helios is an efficient, low power and reliable solution for icing protection.”

Qarbon Aerospace has chosen to partner with AIR Group as the worldwide distributor of Helios. Together, Qarbon Aerospace and AIR Group will target airlines operating turboprop aircraft where there would be value in reducing the maintenance costs, replacement expenses, and operational limits imposed by pneumatic boots.

Morgan Whitehead, Vice President of Operations for AIR Group adds:
“AIR has been supporting turboprop operators around the world for over 20 years. Our team of highly experienced professionals offer class leading around the clock AOG service from our distribution facility near DFW Airport in Texas. We believe Helios brings our customers a whole new level of value and safety, and we are proud to have been selected as Qarbon Aerospace’s partner for the supply of Helios and look forward to stocking and supporting this advanced technology system.”

About Qarbon Aerospace:
Qarbon Aerospace, headquartered in Red Oak, Texas, is a leading provider of large, complex composite and metallic structural components and assemblies such as fuselages, wings, flight control surfaces, and engine nacelles and components. Qarbon Aerospace operates nearly two million square feet of factory space across three facilities located in Red Oak, Texas, Milledgeville, Georgia, and Rayong, Thailand.

Qarbon Aerospace has vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities from component fabrication through large-scale assembly as well as world-leading proprietary thermoplastics technologies. Qarbon Aerospace has longstanding relationships with blue-chip OEM customers and a diversified product portfolio across a variety of successful commercial, defense, and business jet platforms. Qarbon Aerospace has the capabilities and resources to solve the market’s toughest challenges with Quality Assured.

More information www.qarbonaerospace.com