Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute teamed with AirLock Aviation Security Systems and Hawker Beechcraft Corp. to develop a new electronic security access system for King Air 200 and 300 series turboprop aircraft.
The FAA has issued a STC for the system, which is available exclusively through Hawker Beechcraft’s Rapid Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (RAPID) supply network.
AirLock cylinders replace mechanical locks and the system can be installed in a matter of hours, according to K-State officials. It is comprised of a lock cylinder, programmable key and software used to control the system. Power to open the cylinders comes from key batteries.