Forty-two European-based King Airs in 12 countries—about 15 percent of the estimated regional fleet—are flying with BLR Winglet Systems. Nearly 400 Winglet Systems are in operation in 40 countries worldwide.
BLR representatives expect to further expand Winglets’ international presence by taking orders next week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), Exhibit 1931, May 14-16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
BLR offers a range of EASA-certified Winglet Systems for King Air 90, 200, and 300 aircraft models. In addition to supporting aftermarket customers, BLR Winglet Systems have been incorporated into production by the Original Equipment Manufacturer and are standard equipment on both the King Air 90 GTx and 250. The King Air B200GT Ultimate Performance Package, available as a field fleet retrofit, also incorporates Winglets and improves runway performance while delivering an increase in maximum mach operating speed.
Seidler Aviation added Winglets to its King Air B200 in 2011. “Our previous climb rate was around 1,500 feet per minute at 140 knots,” says Seidler Aviation Operator Max Quartermain. “We are now climbing at 2,000 feet per minute at 150 knots.” Quartermain described the fuel savings as “significant over long legs.”