Boeing has won the enhanced medium-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance systems (EMARSS) competition to supply low/medium-altitude airborne reconnaissance systems to the U.S. Army. The Army pre-specified the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER as the platform for EMARSS, as well as the basic specification.
Beechcraft King Air
Hawker Beechcraft A100, Kirby Lake, Alberta, Canada, Oct. 25, 2010–The turboprop twin was destroyed when it crashed short of the runway at Kirby Lake Airport. The Canadian-registered King Air, operated by Kenn Borek Air, was carrying 10 people on a charter flight from Edmonton City Center Airport when it went down in daylight, killing one of the pilots and injuring the other nine people on board.
Moline, Ill.-based Elliott Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil for the installation of the Rockwell Collins TCAS 4000 traffic alert and collision avoidance system in Beechcraft King Air 200s and 300s. The MRO previously obtained FAA certification.
For a year marked by a lackluster recovery in flight activity, tepid used aircraft sales and continued slow sales of new light and midsize jets, there was a surprising amount of activity in new aircraft programs.
Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has awarded Elliott Aviation an STC for the installation of Rockwell Collins’s traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS 4000) in the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series. Elliott Aviation previously earned certification for the installation from the FAA. The installation costs approximately $200,000, would be done at Elliott’s Moline, Ill.
Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) has awarded Elliott Aviation an STC for the installation of Rockwell Collins’s traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS 4000) in Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft. Elliott Aviation previously earned certification for the installation from the FAA.
Smyrna Air Center has authorized Stevens Aviation to participate in the Power 90 upgrade program. Under the terms of the agreement Stevens Aviation is authorized to install the GE M601 engine on 90-series King Airs. Smyrna Air Center holds the rights to the Power 90 conversion STC.
Captain and A-10 Warthog pilot–Arkansas Air National Guard
AT-6 test and demonstration pilot Hawker Beechcraft
Year-over-year airplane deliveries declined again in the third quarter, but revenue at the manufacturers took a much smaller dip. According to the third-quarter shipment report released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), this marked the industry’s eighth straight quarterly slide in deliveries, with overall shipments down 14.5 percent compared with the first three quarters of last year.