EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Tanis Aircraft Products has announced the availability of its aircraft preheat systems for the “Eurocopter” line of helicopters, a manufacturer of civilian and military models. Eurocopter manufactures the EC155 helicopter, a long-range twin-engine medium-lift passenger transport helicopter, as well as many other models.
Tanis is also now providing preheat systems for the AgustaWestland AW119 helicopter. AgustaWestland manufactures the AW119 Koala helicopter, a civilian eight-seat turbine-powered utility helicopter, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Tanis preheat system has been installed on a fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters operated by LifeFlight of Maine. Thomas P. Judge, Executive Director
of LifeFlight, commented, “We work in an extremely cold climate. With over six years of operation, the Tanis systems have been extremely reliable and maintenance free. Operation is simple – we plug them in shortly after the last flight while the oils are still warm, keeping our aircraft ready to go.”
A complete Tanis preheat system for rotary wing aircraft is comprised of several specifically engineered heating elements that can be affixed to the engine oil reservoir and sump, hydraulic reservoir, reduction gearbox, accessory case, fuel control unit, and more.
Each system is designed to protect critical components from cold starts, reduce the likelihood of damage, and shave off critical minutes to launch.
Tanis is the only company providing complete aircraft and engine preheat systems for piston, turbine and rotary wing aircraft.
See Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, February 12-14, booth number 7523.
Tanis is located in Glenwood, Minnesota, with additional offices at Flying Cloud Airport, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (www.TanisAircraft.com).