SEaSIDE project ‘Smart Electro-expulsive System for SAT Aircrafts De-Icing’ is part of the Clean Sky 2 Program.

The Project aims at expanding as much as possible the safe operation in all weather, and much more in icing conditions, of the small aircrafts category (SAT) by developing an innovative compact and low cost “Hybrid Electro-Expulsive De-Icing System”.

  • Funding ProgrammeClean Sky 2
  • DateFeb 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2022
  • Topic LeaderPiaggio Aerospace



Objective of SEASIDE project is to analyze, design, develop, test in an Ice Wind Tunnel Test (IWT) and deliver to the Topic Manager (Piaggio Aerospace) a prototype of Hybrid (thermal and electro-expulsive) De-Icing system having the following expected targets: A continuous Power demand for meter on wing span of 0.6KW.


SEaSIDE consortium coordinated by Protom has successfully accomplished the project PDR in April 2020 freezing the system configuration and interface and giving start to the detailed design phase of the project.

Preliminary Design Review

Milestone Preliminary Design Review (PDR) concluded on 13th May 2020.

Static Ice Tests (SITs) are currently ongoing in Villinger laboratory and the expected end date is 30/10/2020 by when will be held also the Critical Design Review (CDR).

Once the system architecture and functionalities of the de-icing system will be frozen, the manufacturing of the final demonstrator, as well as the related testing activities at wind tunnel test chamber, will be carrying out.

In parallel to the above tasks, P180 on-board integration assessment of both SW and HW of the prototypal ice protection system and the corresponding system safety assessment will be performed.

Critical Design Review (CDR) held in December 2020

The system architecture and functionalities has been frozen, the manufacturing of the final demonstrator, as well as the related testing activities at wind tunnel test chamber, will start soon

The SEaSIDE Consortium

SEaSIDE Consortium is made by the following partners; they all share a deep knowledge in aerospace systems development and integration, and in aircraft icing. SEaSIDE Consortium is willing to take advantage of this opportunity to bring on the market innovative and reliable technologies for aircraft Ice Protection Systems at a relatively low cost. In fact, The Partners aim at becoming one of the European supply chain reference for the small aircraft community.

Protom has developed an extensive experience in design & project management. It has developed an extensive know-how in aerospace strictures & system, being able to carry on the entire process from the overall design of a product or sub-assembly to the specific design of detail parts.

The SEaSIDE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 738043

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