Smyrna Air Center has begun flight testing its Power90 Conversion for the King Air 90 with the 800-shp GE H80 engines. The H80s are expected to deliver enhanced performance and are capable of full power up to 107 degrees F at sea level. Performance will be measured up to the aircraft’s 30,000-ft ceiling.
GE Aviation’s M601E-11A engines are now powering Anchorage, Alaska-based AeroMetric’s King Air E-90. The upgrade is the first done by Smyrna Air Center of Smyrna, Tenn. The Power 90 program is designed for King Air 90 aircraft and replaces the installed engines with 705-shp M601E-11A engines.
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.
Smyrna Air Center has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to become an authorized service center for the M601 and H80 turboprop engines. Under the terms of the agreement Smyrna Air Center will offer comprehensive line maintenance, removal and re-installation of engines and LRUs and spares for the M601 and H80 engines. GE Aviation will provide Smyrna Air Center with material support and training.