Aftermarket manufacturer CenTex Aerospace announced an addition to their line of STC-approved increased gross weight conversions called the Halo 350. With final approval expected December 2017, this new conversion for the Beechcraft King Air 350 increases the maximum takeoff weight from 15,000 to 15,950 pounds. King Air 350 operators will be able to load an additional 950 pounds of payload, which can be more passengers, baggage, cargo, fuel, or any combination thereof. An extra 950 pounds of fuel provides an additional 560 miles of range or operators can chose to utilize higher cruise power for faster true airspeed
Two new safety systems come with the conversion: A takeoff trim warning system provides an aural warning to the pilot when the elevator trim is not set within the takeoff range. Secondly, an ice mode for the stall warning system increases the accuracy of the stall warning when flying in icing conditions. The Halo 350 conversion transforms your Super King Air 350 by allowing it to fly farther, faster, and safer.
The perfect complement to the Halo 350 conversion are the CenTex Saddle Tanks. There are three models of Saddle Tanks and all are approved for the King Air 350. The ST190 (190 gallons), the ST120 (120 gallons of fuel plus storage), and the ST72 (72 gallons of fuel plus more storage capacity). With the Halo 350 and the ST190 Saddle Tanks, a King Air 350 can fly 2,400 nautical miles nonstop while carrying a pilot, six passengers, and their baggage.
CenTex is well known for the Halo 250 and Halo 275 conversions that increase the gross weight for King Air 200 series airplanes. For King Air 200, A200, B200 and B250 series airplanes with high flotation gear, the Halo 275 conversion provides a maximum takeoff weight of 14,000 pounds, a 1,000-pound increase in the landing weight, and for model year 1993 and after, a 500-pound increase in the maximum zero fuel weight. For those models equipped with standard landing gear, the maximum takeoff weight is increased to 13,420 pounds, with landing weight remaining the same. Saddle Tanks can be installed on King Air 200 and 250 series airplanes as well for increased range and utilization.
Please contact CenTex Aerospace by phone at (254) 752-4290 or on the web (www.centex.aero) for more information.