SmartPad® - Fully Integrated Coordination and Visual Guidance Systems for Aircraft De-icing

Icelink® – Full De-icing Management and Data Systems

We are a Canadian company specialized in coordination and visual guidance systems for airports designed to improve safety and operational efficiency. Established since 2007, JCAII has established itself as a world leader in aircraft ground de-icing visual systems. With installations over 25 airports in North America and Europe.

Under our trade name AIM Systems® (Airfield Intelligent Management), we offer a suite of state-of-the-art systems, providing real-time information and data designed to enhance decision making with accurate information. SmartPad® is a one-system solution that fully integrates coordination, visual guidance and data analysis.

Providing all stakeholders including airport, airline, service provider and system ops control with up to date situational awareness. Decision making throughout the process is done with real-time accurate information that allows changes to be made on the go to achieve better performance. SmartPad® is designed to improve de-icing efficiency by providing visual guidance and operational messages to both flight crew and ground crew. Improving situational awareness promotes a safer work environment and mitigates the risk of miscommunication.

SmartPad® and ICELINK® provide all stakeholders an unprecedented view on the de-icing operation that allows to improve the operation in real-time. It is a complete integrated solution and scalable and adaptable for all airport sizes and type of operation including gate, centralized or remote facility. Products can be found on our website at www.jcaii.com

Company Profile

  • Electronic Message Boards

    JCAII Electronic Message Boards (EMB) provides a visual communication systems that can be permanently installed on the airport site, mobile (trailer mounted system with generator) or installed on a vehicle.

    Our boards are designed and built for harsh winter climates and come with a two-year warranty for parts and labour.

    We can customize the boards to your specifications, including personalized automated messages.

    The boards are equipped with redundancy to ensure a safe operation and provide a good visual for the pilots in all weather conditions.

    • Integration into the airport existing communication platform;
    • Multiple use year round;
    • Can be wired for data and electrical; and
    • Can operate on generator and Wi-Fi or cellular

    Re-enforcing verbal communication with visual.

  • Inset Lighting

    JCAII’s SmartPad® solution contains the worlds most advanced inset lighting products in the airfield today. This patented, LED based lighting technology is manufactured in Germany by Hellas airfield lighting division and is known as Contactless Energy and Data Distribution (CEDD). CEDD is designed and manufactured for maximum reliability in harsh environments and precision control. Connectivity is provided through an inductive clamp which extracts the data and energy required without the need to expose sensitive cabling connections to the elements, such as traditional AGL systems.

    CEDD power controllers connect to the local Ethernet to which provides the ability for the operator to control and monitor the lighting for each bay in the CDF. When CEDD is coupled to JCAII’s pad management software, it creates a superior level of calm, mission focused control on the ground.

    The addition of CEDD lighting to our SmartPad® suite saves significant time, fuel burn and removes the need for unnecessary people and equipment to support the operation on the field.

  • Bay Management Software

    A key component of the AIM System suite of products is our Bay Management System (BMS). The system efficiently manages all de-icing operations while collecting data and providing real-time information to all stakeholders. BMS is compatible with other data sharing systems, such as:

    • Telemetry Systems;
    • Weather monitoring devices; and
    • GPS and transponder based inputs.

    All aspects of the operation are time stamped and recorded which provides a multitude of data that can be broken out and analyzed to target improvement areas.

    Designed to be operated in a centralized location with minimal staff the BMS helps support:

    • Efficient and safe throughput;
    • Fluid inventory;
    • Equipment monitoring;
    • Data collection and reporting; and
    • Graphical visual of the pad.

    The JCAII Bay Management System is designed to operate with all the AIM System products, as well as any other software-based system.

    BMS… when compromising is not an option.

  • Icelink - De-icing Management System

    Icelink® is a web based De-icing Management System designed to provide real-time operational performance data for all stakeholders. The system is scalable to any size operation and can be used for remote de-icing facilities as well as gate operations.

    • Improves efficiency by also reducing verbal radio communications;
    • Designed for ease of use with iPad utilization;
    • Records all transactions with time-stamps;
    • Enables infinite opportunities of analyzing data;
    • Can be used as records keeping for training;
    • Monitors truck activity and fluid levels.

    Icelink® is one of the most efficient tools to allow operational adjustments to be made instantaneously. It can be adapted to provide any statistic a stakeholder requires and can be shared with everyone for ease of communication.


2355 Derry Road East, Suite 45
L5S 1V6
  • 1-844-423-5465