Advent Aircraft Systems has launched a “Get Ready for Winter” promotion for its eABS anti-skid braking system for Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air B200/B300s and Pilatus PC-12s. The promotion, which starts tomorrow, offers a $3,000 cash rebate to operators of these turboprops that purchase eABS by October 31 and have the system installed by year-end.
The company recently completed certification of eABS for both aircraft types in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, and is offering the incentive now “to ensure kits will be available for winter operations on the aircraft operator’s desired schedule.” Not including installation costs or the rebate, eABS for the King Air series is priced at $55,890 and $50,604 for the PC-12. The installation, which typically takes one to two weeks, can be performed at Advent’s dealer network of independent, Pilatus- and Textron-authorized service centers.
According to Advent, the eABS anti-skid braking system is an alternative to reverse thrust, reduces stopping distances and eliminates risk of tire damage. In addition, it features haptic technology that provides direct feedback to the pilot, as well as active, independent control of each wheel that improves directional control on contaminated surfaces and in crosswind conditions.
To date, 120 aircraft owners have installed eABS since initial certification in 2013. All eABS components are approved for on-condition maintenance, with a minor inspection at 1,500 hours, and are listed in the MMEL for King Airs and PC-12s.
System installed weight is 29 pounds in the King Air and 27 pounds in the PC-12. Advent’s eABS is also certified in the U.S., Canada and EASA for the Eclipse EA500/550. The company is working to add more business aircraft platforms, it said.