September 30, 2018, Tulsa, OK – Advent Aircraft Systems' eABStm anti-skid braking system has been installed on two new King Air 350i aircraft owned by Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which provides emergency medical and primary health care in rural and remote Australia. The installations were performed in parallel and in record time by Yingling Aviation, Wichita, Kansas.
The aircraft completed the ferry flight from Wichita to Australia in September, where they will be stationed at the RFDS base in Broken Hill, New South Wales.
"While we understand that some stopping performance improvements may be pending, we liked the additional safety provided by the Advent system – particularly when you consider many of our operations are on short gravel or natural surfaces which can sometimes be problematic" said David Charlton, General Manager Aviation and Strategic Development, RFDS South Eastern Section.
The RFDS SE Section, established in 1936 at Broken Hill, operates from seven bases in New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, providing medical assistance on a 24 hour basis.
"We deeply appreciate the RFDS evaluating the safety and utility the eABS provides to the King Air in real-world conditions," said Advent Aircraft Systems Managing Director, Ken Goldsmith. "We welcome the opportunity to support the RFDS operation of these aircraft, which provide such a valuable and important service to Australians living in rural and remote areas of the country."
In addition to the two new King Air 350i's, the RFDS fleet includes 19 other aircraft currently capable of being equipped with eABS, such as the Pilatus PC-12 and King Air B200. The RFDS expects to make a decision regarding eABS on other fleet aircraft over the next twelve months.
About Advent Aircraft Systems
Advent Aircraft Systems designs, manufactures, certifies and supports proprietary aircraft braking systems and components. Its products are so far certified on the Eclipse 500/550, Beechcraft King Air B200/B300 series, Pilatus PC-12 series and Textron T-6 Texan II series aircraft.
Advent eABS is a trademark of Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc.
About Yingling Aviation, Inc.
Yingling Aviation is a full-service FBO/MRO and premier Textron Aviation affiliate located at Wichita's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT). Established in 1946 their range of services include airframe, engine, avionics, parts sales, propeller sales & service, interior, aircraft sales, and 24 hour customer service and line service. Yingling's FAA/EASA-certified aircraft maintenance department performs comprehensive service, modifications and repairs, specializing in Textron's legacy Citation and Conquest, and Beechcraft King Air support. See www.YinglingAviation.com.