The King Air 250 received EASA certification, Hawker Beechcraft announced yesterday. The twin turboprop received FAA certification last June, followed by Brazil National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) approval in November. Hawker Beechcraft plans to start deliveries of the King Air 250 in Europe “soon.” The upgraded King Air features composite winglets and propellers, as well as engine induction modifications that contribute to its performance gains.
Meridian Jet Center was recently presented with two PAMA aviation achievement awards, the Carl Krajewski Award and the Maintenance Department of the Year Award. The association’s Carl Krajewski Award was presented to Robert “Bob” Kennedy, a 45-year aircraft maintenance veteran who has been with Meridian for the last five years. The second award was presented to Meridian Jet Center for Maintenance Department of the Year.
Like me, I’m sure, you have far too much to do every day. So when you’re asked to participate in a survey, you usually take a pass. I generally do. Not only don’t I have the time, but I can rarely find a compelling answer to what I admit is one of the first questions to cross my mind: what’s in it for me?
Composite Technology, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company based at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, has opened a $15 million structure to dynamically balance helicopter main rotor blades. It can test main rotor blades that rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise, and its two 3,000-shp, variable-frequency drive motors make it suitable for light to heavy helicopters. A test involves three blades: a precision-balanced master blade and two test blades. One blade can weigh up to 500 pounds.
On the eve of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Embraer held a ceremony to celebrate the recent handover of a Legacy 650 to company brand ambassador and actor Jackie Chan, announced the delivery of Minsheng Financial Leasing’s first Legacy 650 and revealed its 10-year forecast for China. AIN sat down with Embraer Executive Jets president Ernest Edwards at ABACE to get more details.
Aerox has received a supplement to its existing parts manufacturing approval covering the manufacture of replacement steel oxygen cylinders and the manufacture of replacement Kevlar composite oxygen cylinders, eligible for installation on a variety of commercial and general aviation aircraft. Aerox now offers direct aircraft oxygen cylinder replacement for Avox, B/E Aerospace, Scott, Zodiac and Puritan Bennett.
Hawker Beechcraft and Asia-Pacific distributor, Hawker Pacific, today announced the delivery of a fleet of five King Airs–two Model 350Cs (cargo-door variant) and three B200Cs–to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Eastern Division in Australia. The turboprops will join a fleet of air ambulance aircraft operated on contract for New South Wales Department of Health for aeromedical primary response and inter-hospital transfers. The King Air 350C is the first one in the region that is fully dedicated to the air ambulance mission.
Film star Jackie Chan’s new Embraer Legacy 650 executive jet is on display in the static park here at the Singapore Airshow. The aircraft touched down on Sunday evening, making its first public appearance since the actor and philanthropist took delivery on February 3 in São Paolo, Brazil.
Trevor Frase recently joined West Star Aviation as maintenance manager at the company’s Dallas Love Field location. In his new position, Frase is responsible for all aircraft maintenance operations at West Star DAL. He has 14 years of aviation experience, including work in quality assurance, fleet management and Part 135 certificate operations. Before joining West Star, he was a Part 145 maintenance supervisor. West Star Aviaiton also has facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction and Aspen, Colo., Columbia, S.C., Chesterfield, Mo.