eABS Supplement Boosts King Air 300 Runway Performance

 - November 6, 2018, 5:25 PM

Advent Aircraft Systems has received FAA approval of a revision to the aircraft flight manual that boosts range/payload and airport options for King Air B300/B300C aircraft equipped with the Advent eABS anti-skid braking system.

The revision, which costs $2,500, offers up to a 7 percent reduction in takeoff field length under hotter, higher, and/or heavier conditions due to improvements in accelerate-stop performance, with up to 10 percent available under more extreme conditions. This can allow use of shorter runways in takeoff or departing with additional fuel or payload from runways previously permitted without the supplement.

In addition, the revision also permits a landing-distance reduction of up to 4 percent at higher, hotter, and/or heavier conditions. According to Advent, this could allow use of a 5,000-foot runway under Part 135 landing distance regulations.

“This is an important STC for the eABS,” said Advent v-p of programs Don Taylor. “While the primary benefit of eABS is overall runway safety and reduced costs, this STC now offers B300 operators additional range/payload and airport options, increasing the usefulness of their aircraft.”

Advent’s STC effort was supported by Textron Aviation, which provided a King Air 350i, flight crew, and flight-test support under contract. The supplement can be ordered from Textron Aviation service centers, Advent-authorized dealers, or Advent Aircraft Systems.