Smyrna Air Center has authorized Stevens Aviation to be a part of the Power 90 Upgrade Program and install the GE M601 engine on King Air 90 aircraft.
Smyrna Air Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, holds the rights to the Power 90 conversion Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).
The Power 90 Upgrade Program is a conversion program for owners of King Air 90, A90, B90, C90 and E90 aircraft, in which the installed engines are replaced with the 705 shaft-horsepower (shp) GE M601E-11A engines.
Owners of King Air C90 aircraft who take advantage of the Power 90 Upgrade Program and upgrade engines to the GE M601E-11A engine will gain “…significantly increased operating efficiency, reduced variable costs, and net savings…” according to a July 2010 study by Conklin & de Decker performed for GE Aviation. The comparative analysis of the GE engine against its competition was acknowledged by Vref, which recently recognized 100% of the conversion cost in the value added to a C90 when the GE engine upgrade was selected, according to company officials.
Founded in 1950 as the flight department for JP Stevens Co., Stevens Aviation has grown into an aviation services group with operations across the US, providing heavy aircraft maintenance, upgrade, completion and modification services, new and used aircraft sales and charter services. Stevens provides factory authorized services for Raytheon, Bombardier and Piaggio aircraft and FAR145 authorized services on Citations and other aircraft. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Stevens operates facilities in Denver (BJC), Nashville (BNA), Dayton, Ohio (DAY), Greenville S.C. (GYH), and Greer S.C. (GSP). For more information: StevensAviation.com or SmyrnaAirCenter.com.