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Tanis preheat systems now available for Eurocopter

Jan. 26, 2012, 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.


January 26, 2012
By Carey Fredericks


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Eurocopter manufactures the EC155 helicopter, a long-range twin-engine medium-lift passenger transport helicopter, along with many other models. Collaborating with Metro Aviation, Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, representatives from Tanis reviewed the configuration of a Tanis preheat system to be installed on multiple EC155s, designated for a specific customer. The new system comprises a simple plug-in design for preheating critical components of the EC155 during cold weather operations. Tanis develops preheat systems for new Eurocopter helicopter models and offers retrofit systems in for  legacy models.

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 to shave critical minutes off time to launch. When factoring in all costs, including time and fuel, reduced wear and faster launch times, a Tanis Preheat System is a money-saver for helicopter operators of any size.

Well-respected manufacturers, operators, completion and MRO centers, such as Metro Aviation, agree that Tanis is leading in its field, and they are embracing Tanis preheat technology. Tanis is the only company providing complete aircraft and engine preheat systems for piston, turbine and rotary wing aircraft.

Said Bob Krueger, president of Tanis: "Our founder, Pete Tanis, developed the patents and technologies that are known to be state of the art in aircraft preheat. We build a quality product and aggressively support our systems. It is for these reasons that helicopter operators specify Tanis when their operations require helicopter preheat in cold climates."

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