Breaking the ice

  • 10-Sep-2008 08:35 EDT

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. awarded Curtiss-Wright Corp. a contract for an electronics package that will provide protection against ice buildup on the engine air inlets, windshield, and main and tail rotor blades on a new utility helicopter. The contract has a potential value in excess of $18 million over a 12-year period. Curtiss-Wright's electronic ice-protection technology for rotorcraft includes the Rotor Ice Protection System as well as windshield and engine ice-protection controllers. The company's Motion Control facility in City of Industry, CA, will supply the products for this contract. Delivery will begin in early 2009 in support of qualification trials for the Korea Aerospace aircraft.

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