CenTex Aerospace has announced the availability of the Halo 350 increased gross weight conversion for the Beechcraft King Air 350 and King Air 360. The conversion increases the maximum takeoff weight limit from 15,000 to 15,950 pounds.
"The conversion represents a tremendous value for operators who find they are restricted by the 15,000-pound maximum takeoff weight limit and wish to carry additional payload or fuel," said Gregory Barnes, President of CenTex Aerospace.
Airplane empty weight is increased only 4 pounds, which equates to a 946 pound increase in payload or fuel.
Two new safety systems are installed as part of the conversion. A takeoff warning system alerts the pilot when the pitch trim is not proper set (and a takeoff is initiated). An "ice mode" is added to the stall warning system that improves the accuracy of a stall warning when ice is present on the wings.
Additionally, high-strength bolts replace the original main landing gear hinge bolts. Also provided is a detailed airplane flight manual supplement with a comprehensive set of performance data, installation instructions and drawings.
"The conversion takes only about 20 labor hours to install, and the price of the kit is quite reasonable," noted Barnes, "On top of that, the airplane will be safer to operate thanks to the new safety systems."
CenTex worked closely with the FAA Aircraft Certification office in Fort Worth, TX to substantiate the conversion.
For more information about CenTex Aerospace and the conversion, visit the company website here.
Author: Scott Cooper - King Air Nation Communications Specialist
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