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Tanis Aircraft Products Releases NEW Helicopter Preheat Safety Video “Just Plug It In”

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 - Tanis Aircraft Products announced today the release of a new video outlining the safety benefits of helicopter preheat. Tanis is the technology and innovation leader in aircraft preheat systems, including state of the art systems designed specifically for rotary wing aircraft. The new video highlights the functionality and features of the company’s helicopter preheat systems. Tanis preheat technology allows an operator to preheat critical driveline components and fluid reservoirs prior to flight.

The video was first presented at the International Helicopter Safety Symposium (IHSS) in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 9th. Following the video presentation, a number of delegates took the time to express support for Tanis preheat technology. One cold climate operator commented, “I have Tanis preheat systems on all of my helicopters. For my fleet it is simply the best winter safety practice that money can buy.” Another participant opined, “I was not aware that such a system existed. We’ve tried portable heaters at our remote sites and they are cumbersome to transport and fickle to operate. The Tanis system looks like the real deal, transportable, reliable and best of all safe.”

The short two-minute video identifies wintertime hazards affecting the safe operation of rotary wing aircraft relating to fluids, critical driveline components and battery efficiency. Tanis advocates the use of preheat systems prior to engine start to ensure a safer, more predictable winter launch with all gauges in the green. With the installation of a Tanis preheat system, the message concludes, helicopter operators can optimize launch times and minimize safety worries concerning critical in-flight components and fluids.

Operators in cold climates have known for years that preheating is a winter season best practice and is mandated by both engine manufacturers and certain government jurisdictions. Selecting a proper preheat system enhances operational safety and saves on operational costs, enhances scheduling and decreases downtime during winter operations.

See the video "Tanis - Helicopter Preheat - Just Plug It In" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwI_A7yUE0

For over 37 years, Tanis has been the technology and innovation leader in aircraft preheat systems. Tanis supports the aviation industry with technology and products that make winter flying safer. For further information on Tanis Aircraft Products, contact Tanis at: 14871 Pioneer Trail, Suite 200, Eden Prairie, Minnesota; call 952-224-4425 or toll-free, in U.S. and most of Canada, 1-800-443-2136; log on to www.TanisAircraft.com.

IHSS, sponsored by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST, www.ihst.org), is an annual gathering of global aviation related government agencies, manufacturers, operators and others who are vitally committed to reducing worldwide helicopter accidents by 80-percent during the period 2006–2016. IHST welcomes all volunteers with a helicopter safety perspective to help them achieve this worthy safety goal by 2016.

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