What’s the cost for TKS fluid and how much does it weigh?

TKS Type Aircraft Anti-Icing De-Icing Fluid, Specification DTD 406B, photo credit wikiWings
TKS Type Aircraft Anti-Icing De-Icing Fluid, Specification DTD 406B, for aviation use only, photo credit wikiWings

We recently purchased more aircraft TKS anti-icing de-icing fluid. You can find TKS fluid sold for retail in 2.5 gallon containers.  The 2.5 gallon container we purchased was $75.00 plus $6.19 sales tax.  That would make your average cost about $32.48 per gallon including the sales tax.

We avoided some shipping cost by purchasing locally.  This year we went to AvLab, Aviation Laboratories 5401 Mitchelldale, #B6, Houston Texas 77092.

Save your TKS bottles for refill. Our local Cirrus Service Center purchases TKS fluid wholesale in 55 gallon drums. They gave us a verbal quote of $20.00 per gallon. Your local service center may also be willing to offer better pricing than retail.

TKS fluid weighs about 9.125 pounds per gallon.

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