Industrial Aviation Services’ Soloy Turbine Pac-powered Cessna 188 has completed its first 100 hours of revenue service, according to Soloy officials.
Industrial Aviation designed and manufactured the custom installation and gained FAA approval in the restricted airworthiness category. The installation includes the first ever use of the Soloy gearbox auxiliary power takeoff pad with a hydraulic pump that, in this case, drives the aircraft’s agricultural system.
Industrial Aviation Services built the turboprop version of the Cessna 188 to study the suitability of small turbine powered fixed-wing aircraft for agricultural aviation. The study will evaluate the long term effects of turbine operation on the aircraft’s productivity, operating costs and the effects, if any, on the suitability of existing support equipment.
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