McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Textron Aviation, has announced the first delivery and entry into service of its newest C780 propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series, following its successful installation at Textron Aviation’s Tampa Service Center. The new propeller, which features four aluminum swept blades and a 105-inch diameter, achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in July 2023.
“The new McCauley C780 offers King Air customers increased performance, a quieter cabin and greater efficiency,” said Heidi McNary, vice president and general manager, McCauley Propeller Systems. "For 85 years, McCauley has been committed to delivering creative solutions and driving customers forward with their pioneering designs and strategies. We look forward to continuing to support the future of flight and legendary aircraft like the Beechcraft King Air."
McCauley C780 prop on a King Air (Image: McCauley)
The Textron Aviation Service Center installed the first C780 propeller on a Beechcraft King Air 350 owned by ExecuJet Charter Service, Inc. Located in Florida, ExecuJet provides full concierge private air charter services to customers seeking flexibility and efficiency.
“I have always had tremendous reliability and service with the McCauley product line,” said Robert Jones, director of Maintenance at ExecuJet Charter Service, Inc. “We couldn’t be more thrilled. The aircraft is going to look and perform incredibly well.”
With the new C780 propeller, King Air B300 owners and operators will experience:
- Propeller weight savings of more than 50 pounds
- Increased takeoff and climb performance
- Reduced noise in the cabin and cockpit
- Extended Time Between Overhaul (TBO) of 5,000 hours or 72 months
- Textron Aviation’s 4,000 hours or 36-month limited propeller warranty
For more information, visit https://mccauley.txtav.com/en/products-overview.
Author: Scott Cooper, King Air Nation - Press release/imagery by McCauley