Forced Air DeIcing systems are available on the Elephant® Beta-15, Elephant® Beta, Elephant® Gamma
Elephant® My and Elephant® Sigma deicing units
The Forced Air Aircraft DeIcing system provides a valuable supplement to conventional aircraft deicing, as it introduces a snow removal procedure prior to deicing fluid being applied by the same aircraft deicing unit. Thereby a significant amount of ADF can be saved, giving both environmental benefits and cost savings.
As air speed drops significantly with increased distance from the nozzle, and as the Forced Air system effectiveness also depends on air flow and pressure, it is imperative to keep a short distance to the fuselage. All the Elephant® deicers facilitate the shortest possible gap (3-5‘) between the highly manoeuvrable nozzle and the surfaces to be treated on the aircraft.