Ice Detection and Protection Systems

All-weather safety and confidence

Collins Aerospace is a recognized leader in ice detection systems for all-weather aircraft operation. We offer primary automatic, primary manual and advisory systems for large transport, regional, business, military, and general aviation fixed- or rotary-wing aircraft. Our products are tested in icing wind tunnels and proven in the field.

In conjunction with the FAA and aircraft manufacturers, we have pioneered the development of primary ice detectors. Collins Aerospace’ vibrating probe ice detectors are the only systems that are FAA certified for primary ice detection use on commercial transport airplanes.

Our ice detection products offer flexible, robust designs to detect ice in a wide range of icing environments – not only for aircraft but also ground-based applications such as wind turbines and airport weather stations. Continuing our role as a leader in the field, Collins Aerospace has developed a product to detect and differentiate the new ice crystal and supercooled large droplet (SLD) conditions called out in recent regulatory updates. Our family of ice detection technologies allows us to optimize the solution for your specific need.

Features & benefits

  • Increased flight safety
  • Reduced crew workload
  • Prolonged life of the aircraft ice protection system, reducing maintenance costs
  • Significant fuel savings
  • Customized to specific applications
  • State-of-the-art testing meets new icing requirements

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