SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering ended 2013 as the third largest year in company history. Performance system sales for King Air and Learjet were up 17% over 2012, company officials report.
Driving sales was the introduction of the new Swept Blade Turbofan Propeller for the King Air 200 family, of which 32 shipsets have been delivered since their introduction last March (pictured above). The new Raisbeck/Hartzell Propellers are becoming known for their quietness, performance and impressive ramp presence, company officials said.
Typical of the reaction of operators whose 200-series King Airs have been equipped with Raisbeck’s new EPIC Performance Packages featuring the Swept Blade Props, owner and pilot of BB-1504, Jean Sagouspe, commented, “These new Swept Props and the EPIC Package have solved my concerns when flying from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at or near gross.”
A total of 274 King Airs received at least one Raisbeck System in 2013, including 175 in-service airplanes which went through one of Raisbeck’s 100+ global Sales and Installation Dealers.
Additionally, 99 new Beechcraft King Air 250s and 350s came off the Beechcraft production line in Wichita with one or more Raisbeck Performance Systems installed. These included Dual Aft Body Strakes, Crown Wing Lockers and Ram Air Recovery Systems.
Keeping up momentum after a successful year, Raisbeck Engineering will introduced two newly developed products to the marketplace in 2014.
The just-certified Raisbeck/Hartzell Swept Blade Propeller for the Beechcraft C90/E90 family is currently in production (below)
The long-awaited Aft Fuselage Locker for the Learjet 60 will be available towards the end of the year and will provide more than 28 cubic feet of waterproof space to carry an additional 300 pounds of luggage, company officials said.
“It is exciting to see so much worldwide acceptance of our performance and productivity-improving systems, and to be steadily adding new products every year,” commented James Raisbeck, company founder and CEO. “66% of all King Airs flying are equipped with at least one Raisbeck system. However, only 11% of this fleet have all of our systems. This makes for a solid future for the aftermarket and our dealers who are involved in it.”
For more information: Raisbeck.com