Commuter Air Technology receives EASA Approval for Operating Weight Increase

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Commuter Air Technology (CAT) announced recently the company has received design change approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Operating Weight Increase (OWI) STC. Under the certificate, CAT is now fully authorized to sell their proprietary OWI – also known as the CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase (GWI) – to European operators of King Air B300 or B300C aircraft.

The original CAT 350 Operational GWI STC was awarded in July 2015 to support CAT’s Maximum Endurance (ME) configuration for the King Air B300 aircraft that increases the operational gross weight which complements our extended range fuel tank STC. The CAT 350 Operational GWI provides an overall increase in operating weights for the King Air B300 series aircraft with increased ramp weight to 16,600 pounds, take-off weight of 16,500 pounds, and landing weight of 15,675 pounds.

“We are pleased to expand the offering of our 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase to European owners and operators,” comments Darryl Wilkerson, MSA President and CEO. “CAT has been engineering industry-leading King Air enhancements for customers globally since 1988 and we have 50 enhancements/STC’s currently in production,” Wilkerson added.

CAT continues engineering on several King Air enhancements that are to be announced later this year.

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(Press release by CAT)

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