Raisbeck begins certification testing for King Air composite propellers

Raisbeck Engineering’s latest development in swept-blade propeller technology, the new Composite Swept-Blade 5-way Propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350 series, has begun FAA certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle.

The Raisbeck/Hartzell team completed all ground and flight vibration and governor output pressure surveys Sept. 7. The program began company and FAA certification flight testing the following Monday, scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

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ProAdvantage now available for King Airs

Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.

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BLR Aerospace receives FAA nod for lighting upgrade for King Airs

BLR Aerospace has received FAA approval of its LED Lighting System for installation on King Air 90s equipped with BLR Winglet Systems.

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Raisbeck begins deliveries of swept blade propellers

SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers are now being delivered after receiving FAA certification covering the entire King Air C90/E90 family.

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Beechcraft celebrates 50th anniversary of King Air’s first flight

WICHITA, Kan. – Beechcraft Corp. today recognized the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the King Air Model 90 with several three-ship passes of the company’s current production King Air models over its home airfield, Beech Field, in Wichita, as employees and guests watched.

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First GE H80-powered King Air delivered

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Smyrna Air Center, Inc. has delivered the world’s first King Air C90 powered by General Electric’s new H80 800 SHP engines.

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CenTex Aerospace receives STC for King Air 200 gross weight increase

WACO, Texas — CenTex Aerospace has received approval for its Halo 250 STC conversion for King Air 200s, which raises the maximum takeoff weight from 12,500 to 13,420 pounds, resulting in a 920 pound increase in payload capacity.

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American Aviation completes third King Air flight deck retrofit

American Aviation of Brooksville, Florida, has completed its third Alliant Integrated Flight Deck retrofit in a Beechcraft King Air 200.

“Updating the timeless King Air with the Alliant system takes one of the best airplanes ever made and makes it better,” said John Petrick, president of American Aviation.

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International Jet adds King Air to fleet

International Jet Aviation Services, Inc. based at Denver’s Centennial Airport (APA), has added a King Air C90 to its all turbine-powered fleet.

The six-passenger turbo-prop features new paint and recently refurbished interior with club seating. The aircraft has numerous upgrades, including a Raisbeck EPIC package, company officials said.

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