Officials at Beechcraft report that customers now can order a new Beechcraft King Air 250 with a factory-installed modification that increases the maximum takeoff weight from 12,500 pounds to 13,420 pounds, providing 1,025 pounds of payload with full fuel.
Beechcraft Corporation announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014, the latest model of the King Air C90GTx will offer new standard features that deliver shorter takeoff and landing distances and better handling characteristics.
SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering is unveiling a newly certified EPIC Performance Package for the in-service King Air C90GTx fleet of nearly 150 airplanes.
The improved performance comes from Raisbeck’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers, combined with Dual Aft Body Strakes, and takes advantage of the low-speed contribution of the factory installed winglets on that specific model, company officials explain.
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.
Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.
BLR Aerospace has received FAA approval of its LED Lighting System for installation on King Air 90s equipped with BLR Winglet Systems.
SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers are now being delivered after receiving FAA certification covering the entire King Air C90/E90 family.
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.
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.
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.