Why protect your pitot probes sensors?

Despite the existing procedures and the preflight exterior walkaround checking procedures, air data probes obstruction can occur.
Pitot probes sensors can be obstructed with anything like dust, dirt, sand, insects.

This topic should not be taken lightly as the number of reported cases of unreliable airspeed is still today a matter of concern.

Having all your aircraft pitot probes properly protected is key to prevent from any pitot probes inlet obstruction which would affect airspeed parameters communicated to onboard instruments.

This is why it is important to strictly follow pitot probe’s protection recommendations when on ground, whether for a long or a short period of time.

Sometimes the obstruction can occur in less than a couple of hours.

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Having approved pitot probe covers is also crucial for airlines, operators, and airport operators.

Pitot probe inlet obstruction by insect, dust, dirt or any materials (sand) is the main root cause of rejected take-off or in-flight turn-back events due to airspeed discrepancy below FL 250.

Leading the world of the Aviation test equipment field for more than 25 years, ATEQ Aviation develops complete automated solutions adapted to any industry requirements.  

 Thanks to its experience and the tight relationship it has developed through the years with its aviation partners, it is the most reliable solution supplier for an all-in-one air data test system. From Pitot probe cover to pitot-static adapters and kits to air data test sets. 

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ATEQ Aviation has developed a range of Pitot Probes sensors compliant with all types of aircrafts commercial, business jet, helicopters and military aircrafts. Our models fit most of the worldwide aircraft’s fleet.

We are compliant with the following aircrafts manufacturers.

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