WICHITA, Kan. – Cessna Aircraft Co. has received FAA certification of the Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) system for the high-performance Cessna TTx propeller aircraft.
The FIKI system provide up to two-and-a-half hours of protection from most ice attaching to the airframe, with minimal impact on performance, according to company officials.
The FIKI system uses glycol-based TKS fluid, which is pumped through micro-drilled holes in the titanium leading edges of the aircraft’s wings. The propeller and windshield are also protected with TKS fluid.
The TTx is an all-composite, high-performance aircraft. It is the first airplane to be equipped with the Garmin G2000 avionics system, featuring a glass cockpit with dual 14.1-inch (35.81 cm) high-definition displays and touch-screen controls.
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