Pro Star Aviation Completes First Advent eABS Mod on King Air 300 SeriesPosted by KingAirNation — Friday, May 5, 2017
Pro Star Aviation recently announced they had finished the first Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification on a King Air 300 series aircraft with the installation of the system on a King Air 350i. The company receiving the retrofit were familiar with the system from their ABS equipped jets and wished for their pilots to have an easier transition switching between flying aircraft.
According to the customer’s chief pilot of the King Air 350, “The eABS system has all the technology the large jets have plus tactile feedback. This provides our pilots with operating commonality within the fleet and has the added benefit of the latest in brake system safety technology for the King Air.”
The installation took place at Pro Star Aviation’s New Hampshire main hangar during the first two weeks of April (estimated installation time is 10 days).
“As the Advent eABS Dealer for the Northeast, we are very proud to be the very first facility to have installed this anti-skid braking system on a King Air 300 series aircraft,” Dan Hodgins, Pro Star’s Sales Manager, “We have no doubt this system will become popular amongst turboprop customers, such as King Air and PC-12 operators. Recently, we’ve experienced a lot of interest in this upgrade and are looking forward to performing more of these modifications in the future.”
Advent’s eABS system benefits customers looking for improved braking performance in adverse weather conditions and improved safety during landings that may have unforeseen contamination. We took an in-depth look at the system last year.
“The Advent eABS system is the first ABS for airplanes with unpowered brakes, like the King Air 350. It seamlessly integrates with the airplane and Pro Star has made an exceptional effort installing the very first system on a King Air B300 aircraft,”said Advent Aircraft Systems’ VP of Marketing & Sales, Thomas Grunbeck, “We are privileged to have Pro Star in our Dealer Network, and are looking forward to retrofitting more King Air B300’s now that we have the FAA STC with MEL relief.”
Advent Aircraft Systems next focus to secure STC approval for the eABS system for the Pilatus PC-12.