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From Beechcraft Service Bulletin # MTB-52-01 Date: April 12, 2018 Doors – Inside Airstair Door Handle Snap Ring Modification Effectivity: Model C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-1 through LJ-2150; Model B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-1 through BY-323; Model B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; Model B300C, Serial Numbers FM-1 through FM-76; Model B300, Serial Numbers FL-1 through FL-1145. Reason: This…

Value Added: ForeFlight Mobile App for Europe

ForeFlight is introducing a European region sub­scription option for its electronic flight bag app this summer, using Germany as its gateway. The company says the app will be a single-point solution for European pilots – they can review airport information and maps, review NOTAMS, plan and brief flights, validate and file flight plans with Eurocontrol,…

Value Added: Mexican Validation of Beech King Air 200/250 and 300/350 with 5-blade MT-Propellers

MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the DGAC Mexico Validation of the EASA STC for the installation of the 5-blade MTV-27 propellers on the Beechcraft King Air 200/250 Series powered by engine P&WC PT6A-41, -42, -52, and -61 models and the Beech King Air 300/350 Series powered by P&WC PT6A-60A engines. The installation is already certified…

Value Added: Europe’s Brinkley Propeller Services Named Hartzell Recommended Service Facility

Hartzell Propeller Inc. named Brinkley Propeller Services, one of Europe’s leading propeller repair and overhaul operations, as its newest Recommended Service Facility in the United Kingdom. Based 40 miles north of Central London in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Brinkley’s modern 14,250 sq. foot campus was designed for quality, efficiency and meeting on time delivery schedules. As a…

Value Added: FreeFlight Systems announces Complete ADS-B solution for Twin Turboprop aircraft

FreeFlight Systems announced that it has launched the Avail Performance Package that provides a cost-effective and complete ADS-B solution for King Air and twin turboprop aircraft. Included in the Avail package is dual 1090 Mode S/ES transponders, a RANGR-RX/G 978 ADS-B receiver with an internal WAAS/GPS, integrated WiFi, and a single control head. These remote-mounted…

The Hollywood Travel Air

In 1928 Tinseltown’s Wallace Beery paid Walter H. Beech $18,500 cash for a custom-built Travel Air Type A6000A cabin monoplane that, in terms of luxury, performance and quality, foreshadowed the Beechcraft King Air that flew 36 years later. On a typical business day late in 1927, Walter H. Beech, president of the Travel Air Manufacturing…

Ask the Expert: King Air “Gotchas”

This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of this magazine. Some questions that I have recently received lead me to believe it is time for a repeat. Additionally, I have added a comment about the Shock Link in the nose wheel steering mechanism. I am often asked by pilots transitioning into a King…

King Air Insurance Market Update

The first quarter of 2018 is behind us and many of you spent April reflecting upon the opportunities, challenges and results from the first three months of the year to forecast what the rest of 2018 may hold for your business, flight department, operating budget or other goals. Upon reflection of insurance policy placements made…

Registration Now Open for King Air Gathering III

September 28-29, 2018 Fredricksburg, Texas (T82) Registration is now open for the next King Air Gathering being held September 28-29, 2018 at the Hangar Hotel Conference Center located right on Gillespie County Airport (T82) at Fredricksburg, Texas. Hotel rooms are also available at the Hangar Hotel, which is uniquely designed as a World War II…

A Closer Look at NextGen

NextGen is an ambitious undertaking that is meant to modernize the national airspace system of the United States to accomplish a number of goals. It has several technology components that we hear about as we all strive to stay informed in our industry. It is my hope that this article will provide some useful information…