More than 80 years of de-icing experience. One of only a few icing wind tunnels available for outside testing in the world.
In 1930, then known as BFGoodrich, we set out to design and manufacture the world’s first pneumatic de-icers. We knew the integrity of our products relied upon the quality of our testing which led to one of the world’s first icing wind tunnels. The relationship between testing and product performance is no different today. As aircraft designs continue to become more complex, the need for advanced methods to test their components becomes more critical.
One of only a few icing wind tunnels available for outside test services in North America, our state-of-the-art facility was originally developed to meet customer test requirements and later opened for outside testing in 1988. Whether customers test independently or rely on UTC Aerospace Systems’ on-site technical support experience, our Icing Wind Tunnel provides the accuracy of micro-processor controlled testing for fixed wing and rotorcraft applications. Full automation, combined with a quick cool-down time of under 30 minutes, allows us to change conditions rapidly and operate with a single control technician. Re-creating precise in-flight icing conditions demands attention to detail. Our Icing Wind Tunnel is capable of testing to Appendix C icing conditions (14 CFR Part 25, Appendix C).
Contact us below if you’re interested in utilizing the Goodrich Icing Wind Tunnel. We offer flexible scheduling and competitive rates.