The response to the volcanic ash crisis has proved to be an important application for the Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 operated by Iceland’s coast guard. The aircraft was delivered last year after Canada’s Field Aviation modified it for maritime surveillance duties, and in recent months has been pressed into service to keep a watchful eye on the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, is in Atlanta this week to announce its latest engine power upgrade for the Beech King Air 200, the Dash 61 STC program featuring factory-new 850-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-61 turboshafts with a higher thermodynamic horsepower rating in place of the original PT6A-42 powerplants.
Premier Aircraft received supplemental type certification of its engine upgrade program for the Falcon 50, designed to improve performance and fuel specifics. The East Alton, Ill. company–formed by Premier Air Center in East Alton and Yankee Pacific Aerospace, a Rye, N.H., aviation investment and business development company–launched the Falcon 50 Dash 4 program in May 2005, originally expecting to receive the STC one year ago.
East Alton, Ill.-based Premier Aircraft, a joint venture between Premier Air Center (Booth No. 2262) and Yankee Pacific Aerospace, has a launch customer for its Falcon 50-4 performance upgrade program. The program is on track for December STC certification and, with support from Honeywell (Booth No.
East Alton, Ill.-based Premier Aircraft, a joint venture between Premier Air Center and Yankee Pacific Aerospace, has a launch customer for its Falcon 50-4 performance upgrade program.