As the company expected, Advent Aircraft Systems was granted an FAA STC approving its eABS™ anti-skid braking system for the Beechcraft King Air B200 series aircraft. The STC, issued June 30, follows a similar certification for King Air B300 series aircraft, granted in 2016. The first customer airplane, a King Air 250 which was also the certification aircraft, was completed by Pro Star Aviation of Londonderry, New Hampshire over a two-week period in June, and delivered to the customer July 1, 2017.
The company’s first European order, from Sundt Air of Gardermoen, Norway, also for a King Air 250, is scheduled for installation in August, pending the addition of the B200 to Advent’s previously announced EASA STC for the King Air B300.
Per the company, the Advent eABS breakthrough technology results in a reliable, lightweight, easily installed, low-cost anti-skid braking system that is FAA and EASA certified, with over 118 Eclipse, King Air, T-6 and PC-12 aircraft modified to date. Thousands of these aircraft, as well as aircraft under development, can now benefit from the improved safety, stopping power and directional control of anti-skid braking, on both contaminated and dry runways. The eABS reduces the risk of flat-spotting or blowing tires in all runway conditions, and allows aggressive braking as a valuable alternative to the use of reverse thrust, reducing the risk of engine FOD ingestion and prop erosion. With eABS, the operator can experience increased operational utility, lower maintenance costs and avoid the disruption and expense of unplanned downtime.
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