Current Issue – King Air Magazine

Technically: From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-009

Date: June 2018 ATA 21 – Environmental Ducting Damage Serial Numbers BB-1978, BB-1988 and after; BY-1 and after; BZ-1 and after; FL-493, FL-500 and after The airplanes listed above are equipped with the Keith Products environmental system. This system has an automatic (AUTO) mode and a manual (MAN) mode. The system is designed to be…

Value Added: Blackhawk Teams with Sierra Nevada to offer XP67A Engine Upgrade for King Air 350ER

Blackhawk Modifications’ subsidiary for government and military sales division, Vector-Hawk Aerospace (VHA), has teamed with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to offer the Blackhawk XP67A Engine+ Upgrade Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Kit for the Beechcraft King Air 350ER. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently approved Blackhawk Modifications’ XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the aircraft at takeoff weights…

Value Added: Improved Situational Awareness and Navigation Now Standard on Beechcraft King Air 350i

Textron Aviation recently announced that iTAWS is now standard on the Pro Line Fusion®-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER turboprop aircraft. The system provides an integrated Terrain Awareness and Warning System (iTAWS) with the Fusion’s high-resolution Synthetic Vision System (SVS) for easy operation. iTAWS brings aural and visual warnings to the primary flight and multi-function displays,…

Monoplanes Cessna – Part Two

By early 1928, Clyde V. Cessna was building and selling cabin monoplanes of  his own design. Less than two years later the debacle on Wall Street would clip Cessna’s wings, just when financial success was within his grasp. The year 1928 would prove to be an undreamed-of boon to the airplane manufacturers from coast to…

Ask the Expert: “War Stories”

The dictionary definition of War Story is “… an account or anecdote concerning one’s personal experiences, especially in military combat …” The stories presented in this article surely come from my personal experience but I am thankful that they do not originate from military combat. Instead, they come from events in my 46 years of…

Aviation Issues: ATC Privatization, Safety of Flight Concerns, Ops in Volcanic Ash and Runway Closure at DFW

ATC Privatization Still an Issue On June 22, six associations representing the general aviation industry – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) – issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration…

Pipeline for Communication

200 equipped with Airtext allows pipeliners to connect with customers, one other Don’t ask Charlie Joyce to pin down one example of when having a Beechcraft King Air 200 has improved communication for Otis Eastern Service LLC, the largest northeast United States-based pipeline construction contractor. “In our business, it happens daily,” said the 67-year-old chairman…