Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has received design change approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Operating Weight Increase (OWI) STC. Under the certificate, CAT is now fully authorized to sell their proprietary OWI – also known as the CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase (GWI) – to European operators of King Air B300 or B300C aircraft.
The original CAT 350 Operational GWI STC was awarded in July 2015 to support CAT’s Maximum Endurance (ME) configuration for the King Air B300 aircraft that increases the operational gross weight which complements its extended range fuel tank STC. The CAT 350 Operational GWI provides an overall increase in operating weights for the King Air B300 series aircraft with increased ramp weight to 16,600 pounds, takeoff weight of 16,500 pounds and landing weight of 15,675 pounds.
The company says it has been engineering industry-leading King Air enhancements for customers globally since 1988 and have several that will be announced later this year.