Qarbon Aerospace successfully completes icing tunnel test for patented Helios Ice ProtectionTM system

Qarbon Aerospace, Inc. has successfully completed another icing tunnel test of their patented Helios Ice ProtectionTM System. Qarbon Aerospace’s Helios Ice ProtectionTM uses a heated graphite layer embedded in a thermoplastic composite leading edge.

Qarbon Aerospace successfully completes icing tunnel test for patented Helios Ice ProtectionTM system

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The graphite’s superior thermal conductivity produces heat significantly faster than legacy ice protection systems, which is a crucial benefit in ice protection technologies. The Helios test articles used for the icing tunnel test utilized Teijin carbon fiber materials and Web Industries’ Precision BiasPlyTM technology. Web Industries’ patented technology produces bias-ply composites that allow for high-scale production in application specific formats, increasing efficiency and reducing waste. The successful Helios icing tunnel test validated a manufacturing concept for advanced manufacturing processes and low electrical power requirements. The new Helios Ice ProtectionTM electro-thermal system replaces bulky rubber pneumatic boots, gates, valves, tubing, controller, hardware, and nacelle heating systems. Helios transforms your aircraft with a safer, more advanced icing protection system. Helios Ice ProtectionTM is a generational leap forward and ready for use in platform specific applications.

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.

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