Tanis Aircraft Products has entered into a business partnership with Bruce’s Custom Covers to fabricate Tanis brand insulated aircraft covers for protection of aircraft in harsh and demanding winter conditions.
Tanis provides aircraft preheat systems to the global aviation industry. Bruce’s Custom Covers supplies aircraft covers.
With more than 8,500 patterns, Bruce’s Custom Covers offers a line of custom made covering systems for airplanes, jets, helicopters, and gliders. Together, Tanis and Bruce’s will manufacture and sell a line of custom-fitted aircraft covers — both insulated and non-insulated — for a full range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Combining preheat with insulated covers not only enhances operational safety but saves on operational costs, enhances scheduling and decreases downtime during winter operations, according to company officials. A complete preheat system combined with an insulated cover allows an operator to keep both aircraft and engine warm, minimizing ground time, officials add.
Covers are available for Engine Cowlings, Propeller/Spinner, Fuselage, Cabin/Canopy, Wings, Empennage/Tail, and Cowl Plugs. Covers protect engines and propellers from frost and condensation, and paint and windows from harmful ultraviolet light and weather anomalies such as hail and airborne debris.