King Air 90x composite winglet testing and certification is complete, report officials with Hawker Beechcraft Services. Winglets for King Air C90 and E90 models are now available for installation at the company’s network of factory-owned service centers. Introduced at last summer’s EAA AirVenture, the King Air 90x upgrade is a two-part conversion that combines the aerodynamic benefits of winglets with a gross weight increase to create enhanced handling/range/payload capability, according to company officials. The upgrades are offered individually or combined in a package.
The winglet system increases wing aspect ratio to reduce induced drag and allows the King Air to fly faster on less fuel, according to company officials, who explain that by increasing wing surface area, the winglets provide greater slow speed handling and improved stability at higher flight levels.
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