Goodrich Engine Inlet Ice Protection System Passes Rigorous AH-64 Apache Tests
- Goodrich DuraTherm(TM) technology demonstrates the ability to withstand simulated battle damage, while continuing to function in severe icing conditions
The ice protection system uses Goodrich’s DuraTherm proprietary heater mat technology, which incorporates an electronic mesh embedded into an advanced durable composite material to form the engine nose gearbox fairing. DuraTherm not only performs anti-icing, it is also highly resistant to fatigue and foreign object damage. This results in increased overall system reliability, enhanced operational capability and improved flight crew safety by allowing continued operation in both icing and battlefield conditions.
Several original equipment manufacturers are now deploying DuraTherm to enhance the ice protection capabilities of the aircraft they produce. The DuraTherm material and supporting control can be retrofitted into existing fielded aircraft fleets.
Goodrich is an industry leading producer of ice detection and protection systems for military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Other Goodrich content on the Apache helicopter includes the air data system, engine components, flight controls, ice detection, heater mats for the main and tail rotor blades, fuel measurement, mission recording, tail rotor drive shafts and landing gear.
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