Flying a general aviation aircraft into icing can be intense, whether or not your aircraft is equipped for it. Collins Aerospace has developed a general aviation version of its proven ice detection technology to ensure that you recognize icing as early as possible regardless of lighting conditions or workload distractions.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) encouraged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make ice detectors easier to add to general aviation aircraft because of the number of preventable accidents in icing. The NTSB felt that a key cause was late recognition of icing by the pilot. Now Collins Aerospace has developed an ice detector specifically for this application.
The 0871TD Series of ice detectors is designed to be the most economical choice for general aviation aircraft. With over 50 years of ice detection experience and innovation, Collins Aerospace continues to be at the forefront of icing technology. Flexible, robust designs detect ice in a wide range of icing environments and have demonstrated their success around the world on thousands of aircraft, ranging from widebody commercial and business jets to military fighters and helicopters. With the 0871TD series, we’ve leveraged our proven experience on these platforms to develop a solution for general aviation aircraft.