CenTex Announces Halo 350 Increased Gross Weight Conversion for King Air 350

CenTex Aerospace has announced a new addition to their line of STC-approved increased gross weight conversions called the Halo 350.  Final approval is expected December 2017.

The conversion for the King Air 350 will increase maximum takeoff weight from 15,000 to 15,950 pounds.  King Air 350 operators will be able to load an additional 950 pounds of payload, which can be more passengers, baggage, cargo, fuel, or any combination thereof.  An extra 950 pounds of fuel provides an additional 560 miles of range or operators can chose to utilize higher cruise power for faster true airspeed.  An extra 950 pounds of payload equates to four more passengers with bags.  Two new safety systems come with the conversion.  A takeoff trim warning system provides an aural warning to the pilot when the elevator trim is not set within the takeoff range.  An ice mode for the stall warning system increases the accuracy of the stall warning when flying in icing conditions. 

“The Halo 350 conversion transforms your Super King Air 350 by allowing it to fly farther, faster, and safer.” notes CenTex press release.

CenTex also mentions the Halo 350 conversion compliments the company’s Saddle Tanks which include the ST190 (190 gallons), the ST120 (120 gallons of fuel plus storage), and the ST72 (72 gallons of fuel plus even more storage capacity). With the Halo 350 and the ST190 Saddle Tanks, a King Air 350 can fly 2,400 nautical miles nonstop while carrying a pilot, six passengers, and their baggage.

Additionally, CenTex also offers a weight conversion for the King Air 250 called Hal0 250.

CenTex’s website is www.centex.aero.

(Source: CenTex)

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