Pro Star Aviation Finishes King Air 250 eABS Install and Begins New Facility ExpansionPosted by KingAirNation — Friday, July 14, 2017
Pro Star Aviation has announced they’ve completed all installation requirements on their second King Air series aircraft in support of Advent Aircraft Systems’ Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03275CH – Installation of an antiskid braking system (eABSTM). The culmination of their efforts, has successfully added the King Air 200 Series to Advent’s eABSTM AML STC under amendment 3 dated June 30, 2017.
Earlier this year, Pro Star completed the initial STC approval work for the King Air 300 series airframe, which, along with the Pilatus PC-12 series airframe, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval January 11, 2017 and European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) approval June 6, 2017. Transport Canada (TCCA) approval is currently pending for Canadian-registered aircraft, and is expected by the end of July 2017.
With the eABSTM installation taking two to three weeks to complete, Pro Star was able to take advantage of the down-time and coordinate the completion of a few desired interior modifications for the owner of the King Air 250. This additional work, resulted in a ‘first-ever’ working relationship between Pro Star Aviation and Executive Aircraft Interiors (EAI) based out of Oxford-Waterbury Airport (OXC) in Connecticut.
Of the interior modifications EAI completed, was; the removal of a forward facing cabin seat and a pyramid style wooden cabinet which made room for a two-seat divan (couch) to be added; the removal of the coffee maker and coffee cabinet allowing for expanded storage space to be added to the cabin; and the addition of extra cup holders and umbrella storage straps for passengers.
Pro Star Aviation also announced they have begun construction of a new 45,000 square foot hangar and office facility.
Hooksett based Pro Con Inc. is the General Contractor on the project which will provide hangar, office and shop space all under one roof, unlike the current facilities being occupied. With an anticipated completion date in the first half of 2018, Pro Star’s new facility will be conveniently located on the East ramp of the airport adjacent to its machining entity; Pro Star Precision Machining.
Kevin Harriman, Managing Partner of Pro Star Aviation, states, “This new facility is the culmination of 20 years of hard work and dedication on the part of the entire Pro Star team, and is a testament to their professionalism and diligence throughout the years .”
The project, in its entirety, is being privately funded by Pro Star Aviation and its banking partner People’s United Bank.
Source: Pro Star Aviation