Hawker Beechcraft Announced King Air 350 Special Mission Upgrade

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced a product enhancement for its late model Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops that provides significantly more electrical power for special mission applications at the show. The increased electrical power system includes two 400 amp starter generators with paralleled output of 760 amps, an additional mission electrical bus with cockpit control and automatic load shedding. “This upgrade provides another 190 amps of 28 VDC power for missionized King Air 350 aircraft,” said Jay Gibson, vice president, Special Missions. “The new system will not only include additional amps, it will provide higher quality power to our customer because it will be filtered through the aircraft battery system.” The upgrade will be available for late model King Air 350 aircraft (serial FL-500 and on) as an aftermarket kit, as well as available on new production special mission King Air 350 aircraft. The company currently anticipates FAA certification by second quarter of 2012 and is now accepting orders.

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