November 1, 2016, NBAA Convention, Orlando, FL – Advent Aircraft Systems is now accepting advanced orders of its Advent eABS™ anti-skid braking system for Beechcraft King Air B200 series aircraft. The company has submitted an application for an STC with the FAA, and expects to receive approval for the system in the first quarter of 2017, if not before. The system is identical to the eABS available for the King Air B300, which received STC approval in February.
The Advent eABS for B200 may be ordered through the same dealer network as the B300 system. All Textron Aviation company-owned service centers as well as selected independent authorized King Air service facilities are authorized to sell and install the B200 system. The manufacturer’s suggested list price for the system, which includes all installation hardware but before installation labor, is $55,889.67.
To kick off advanced orders for the B200 eABS, the company is offering a $6000 rebate to the first ten operators in the US that commit to purchasing eABS for their B200 during the incentive program, with delivery subject to certification. Operators who order under the incentive program will have up to a year to complete installation after the STC is issued and receive their rebate.
Tom Grunbeck, Advent vice-president of marketing and sales, said "The B200 eABS is identical to the successful B300 system. We don’t anticipate any problems with certification and are ready to ship orders as soon as the FAA issues the STC. Interested operators may contact me at 203-233-4262 or one of our authorized dealers for further details on the incentive program".
The Advent eABS is a proven, lightweight, low-cost and easily-installed anti-skid braking system designed especially for turbine powered aircraft up to 20,000 lb. MTOW. The system has excellent braking performance and requires no change to existing braking system components. Installation requires minimal downtime, either as a stand-alone installation or during scheduled maintenance. The eABS was first certified on the Eclipse EA500/550 in December 2013, with over 110 ship sets delivered to Eclipse Aerospace to date. In addition to Eclipse and King Air aircraft, the system is in FAA certification on the Pilatus PC-12/NG and the Beechcraft T-6B/C trainer.
The Advent eABS adds a new level of runway performance and dispatch reliability for King Air B200 operators by providing better directional control, reduced tire wear and potentially shortened stopping distances on dry runways or those contaminated with water, ice and snow.
The system will eliminate flat-spotted and blown tires during aggressive stopping and includes touchdown protection and a programmable low-speed cut-off. Improved tire wear and less risk of a flat-spotted or blown tire saves the operator money and the time and expense of an unplanned downtime. The system also offers the operator an alternative to the use of reverse thrust, helping reduce prop erosion and the risk of FOD ingestion while gaining the ability to confidently apply the brakes immediately after touchdown or in situations where hard braking is desired, such as a rejected takeoff.
About Advent Aircraft Systems
Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc. designs, analyzes, manufactures, tests, certifies and supports proprietary components and systems for air vehicles. The company has special expertise in braking systems and components with capabilities in hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical, environmental control, aircraft sensor, water and oxygen components and systems.
*Advent eABS is a trademark of Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc.