CenTex Aerospace is offering a King Air 200 HST package that combines the Halo 275 and ST120 saddle tank conversion kits. The package is priced at $260,000, not including installation. According to CenTex, the package provides a savings of $25,500 when compared with purchase of the individual parts.
The HST package supports the King Air 200 with high-flotation landing gear with an mtow of 14,000 pounds and a maximum landing weight of 13,500 pounds. The company said the package will allow the airplane to fly up to 2,200 nm or an endurance of nine hours. The ST120 saddle tanks can hold 120 gallons of fuel while providing more than nine cubic feet of storage in the wing. Additionally, for King Air 200s with S/Ns BB-1444 or later, the maximum zero fuel weight is increased to 11,500 pounds with the addition of the HST package.
Waco, Texas-based Centex has also recently delivered seven sets of its ST190 saddle tanks for 200- and 300-series King Airs to a single customer. The tanks have been installed and are now in service, with the King Air 350 special mission operator reporting that performance is "better than expected." The ST190 adds 1,273 pounds (190 gallons) of usable fuel, increasing loiter time by three hours or range by 700 nm.
According to CenTex, its saddle tank systems do not rely on valves or pumps and "work seamlessly with the existing fuel system to integrate the additional fuel."