BootsEdge Corp has gained FAA approval for neoprene pneumatic de-icer repair “without patches” for B/E Aerospace’s Ice Shield de-icers.
“This approval permits BootsEdge Corp to perform the De-icer Repair without Patches repair process on almost all aircraft with neoprene pneumatic de-ice systems,” said Richard “Doc” Keller, president of BootsEdge Corp. “BootsEdge Corp. has offered an FAA-approved de-icer repair process for Goodrich brand de-icers since 1996 and has performed the repair process and/or provided products for the FAA, the US Marshal’s Service, the US Navy, and on hundreds of corporate and privately owned aircraft involving thousands of de-icers. The FAA approved repair process, with logbook entry, not only adds to the safety and appearance of the aircraft, it also increases its value.”
De-icers are repaired by first cleaning the surfaces of dirt, bugs, standard patches and surface contaminants, returning the de-icer to the original aerodynamic condition. Each surface pinhole, crack and split is individually repaired utilizing the patch-less repair process, as opposed to the traditional surface patch. After the de-icer is repaired, conductive cement is applied to the de-icer trailing edges. To finish the repair process, the de-icer is coated with a high gloss pneumatic de-icer sealant. By utilizing the repair process, the entire de-ice system will experience increased longevity as there are less entry points for moisture and other contaminants to enter the system, which can lead to deterioration, corrosion and decay, company officials said.
BootsEdge is an official installation center for Ice Shield brand of de-icers. Most de-icers can be replaced (parts and labor) for less than the manufacturer’s suggested uninstalled list price, at the company’s facility or yours, BootsEdge officials said. Deep discounts are offered on uninstalled de-icers. Goodrich and Aerazur de-icers are also available.
A travel service is offered to any location in the United States for de-icer repair and/or replacement, company officials add.
For more information: BootsEdge.com