Research and Development

DeGroff Aviation Technologies first began development of aircraft safety products in 1985. Today, we produce over 30 products for airline and corporate fleets, defense aircraft and light general aviation aircraft.

Our innovative, patented fail-safe pitot probe covers are designed utilizing System Safety Engineering principles. As the first and only company manufacturing pitot probe covers that use multiple modes of disengagement if left in place prior to takeoff, DeGroff's research and product testing are the key to our development of effective safety products.

Hot PitotShield™ Testing
Self-disengages from heated probes above specific temperature


Hot PitotShield™ Release
Self-disengaging at specific velocity, falls away harmlessly