Butler an bizjet target Learjet 20s for RVSM

 - April 3, 2007, 9:30 AM

The worldwide fleet of approximately 500 Learjet 20-series aircraft is the target for an RVSM solution offered by Olathe, Kan.-based Butler National.

Avcon Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Butler National, and its RVSM project partner BizJet, a Lufthansa Technik Service company, have already upgraded more than 25 airplanes with the Avcon/BizJet RVSM group solution.

The Avcon/Bizjet Team has currently booked orders for RVSM solutions for 80 airplanes, with a current installed retail price of $156,975 in addition to the cost of required autopilot component inspections and repairs. Installation requires approximately two to three weeks downtime for structural and electrical modifications to replace the existing pitot and static system and to install the approved RVSM equipment.