First civilian aircraft with Austrian de-icing technology takes off

Over the years, Villinger has developed an electro-thermal de-icing system that uses, among others, in-house developed electrically heated coatings. These are applied as a thin coating in or on a composite or metal structure without compromising the aerodynamic properties of the aircraft. 2017 was a successful year on the market. 

Six Lancair Evolution's in Redmond / Oregon were equipped with the Villingers de-icing system on propeller, air intake, wings and tailplane. The first civil aircraft with Austrian de-icing technology took off in March 2017. It has been established that this technology can cancel out the 25 knot loss of speed resulting from the classic de-icing approach.