BLR Aerospace, a provider of performance enhancement systems for OEMs, has completed delivery of its 300th Winglet System for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air family of twin-engine aircraft. The 300th system was delivered to Beechcraft Vertrieb und Service Gmbh, a BLR dealer in Augsburg, Germany.
Beechcraft Vertrieb Managing Director Hans Obermeier says more European customers are requesting winglets. “Our customers just love them! We sell them on a regular basis and always get positive feedback on the aircraft performance. We are looking forward to modifying more King Airs with BLR Winglets.”
The BLR Winglet System delivery milestone also includes 100 systems for King Air 90 models, including the King Air C90, C90A, E90 and 90GT. BLR completed all of these deliveries within 12 months of system certification, according to company officials.
The Winglet System increases overall wingspan by 3 feet, 5 inches, providing an increase in wing aspect ratio and a reduction in induced drag, allowing aircraft to fly faster on less fuel, officials explain. In addition, the winglet acts as a physical pressure barrier, preserving lift at the outboard extremity of the wing.