Parker Cleveland Wheels & Brakes Expands King Air Wheel and Brake Conversion Kit Offerings

Cleveland Wheels & Brakes conversion kits receive ANAC and EASA approvals, Cleveland Wheel & Brakes Conversion Kit Number 199-110 Now Approved For Use With Centex Aerospace HALO 250 STC for KingAir 200 GROSS WEIGHT INCREASE

AVON, OHIO, October 30, 2012 – Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division has announced that it has received ANAC and EASA validation of its popular P/N 199-90 wheel and brake STC conversion kit.

This conversion kit is applicable to King Air models 65-90, 65-A90, 65-A90-1, 65A90-4, B90, C90, C90A, C90GT, C90GTi, E90, and H90.  Parker Aircraft Wheel and Brake Business Team Leader Tom Dorinsky said, “There is a strong demand for these King Air wheel and brake conversion kits and we are pleased to now offer these kits to owner/operators in Europe and South America.”

The Parker conversion kits are designed for ease of lining replacement, reduced maintenance time, and competitive operating costs, and are available through Parker’s world-wide distribution network.

Parker also announced that its P/N 199-110 wheel and brake conversion kit — used on King Air series 99, 100 and 200 models — is also approved for use with Centex Aerospace’s Halo 250 STC that raises the maximum takeoff weight of any King Air model 200 aircraft from 12,500 to 13,420 pounds, resulting in a 920-pound increase in payload capacity.

Centex President Greg Barnes stated, “Centex was pleased to work with Parker Aerospace this past year to ensure that the performance requirements of the Parker P/N 199-110 conversion kit met or exceeded the requirements for use with our new STC.  Parker’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division is well known in the aerospace industry for wheel and brake products with excellent performance and quality.”

To obtain more information about Parker Aerospace’s King Air wheel and brake conversion kits, visit the company at exhibit stand 5028 during the 2012 NBAA show or contact its customer support team at 1-800-BRAKING (1-800-272-5464).

About Parker Aerospace.  Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture, and service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. Its product lines include primary and secondary flight control actuation, power generation and control components, thrust-reverser actuation systems, electrohydraulic servovalves, electric motor-driven hydraulic pumps, fuel pumps and valves, refueling, defueling, and aerial refueling equipment, fuel tank inerting systems; tank pressure and vent controls, level and flow control equipment; motor-operated valves and fuel equipment, lubrication oil reservoirs, lubrication and scavenge pumps, fuel measurement and management systems, thermal management products, cockpit instrumentation, lightning-safe products, pneumatic subsystems and components, water subsystems and components, fluid metering delivery and atomization devices, wheels, brakes, and fluid conveyance products such as hoses, tubes, disconnects, and fittings.  It is an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation.

About Parker Hannifin.  With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com.

About Centex Aerospace.  Located at Waco Regional Airport in Waco, Texas Centex offers an expanding inventory of STC modifications and replacement parts for Beechcraft King Air, Baron and Bonanza airplanes.  Centex also offers aircraft engineering and certification services.  For more information on Centex and their STC, visit the company’s website at www.centex.aero or NBAA 2012.

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