BERINGER AERO has introduced a new STC for the Pilatus PC-6 that incorporates upgrades for safety, uptime, controllability, and ease and cost of maintenance.
Since 2010, BERINGER AERO wheels and brakes have been standard on the PC-6 with 12-inch wheels. The new STC-002 includes new 10-inch billet aluminum wheels with floating discs, calipers, the tail wheel assembly, and master cylinders, incorporating the company’s patented ALIR anti-skid system, which increases tire life and shortens braking distance even while helping maintain directional stability under hard braking, according to company officials.
The new 10-inch wheel offers advantages over the older (pre-2010) wheel. Its anodized aluminum design — in clear or grey “titanium” — is stronger than the original and does not crack or corrode like the original magnesium, company officials report. The 10-inch tires are smaller, lighter, and less expensive, the sintered metallic brake pads last three to six times as long as standard organic pads, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime, and because of the ALIR system, tires should last longer, company officials add.