Advent Aircraft Systems (Tulsa, OK.) has taken
their patented eABS anti-skid braking system worldwide, confirming orders from
Australia, Canada and Norway.
The orders come on the heels of EASA
certification for the eABS on PC-12/PC-12NG and King Air B300 aircraft. Advent
has launched Transport Canada and Australia CAA certification processes for the
same aircraft, with the King Air B200 to be added to the approvals once FAA
certification for that model is achieved, currently planned for July.
The company’s first European order was
received from Sundt Air AS, Gardemoen, Norway for a King Air 250. In Australia,
Pilatus dealer Premiair Aviation Maintenance has ordered an initial three PC-12
eABS kits, with Australia CAA acceptance of the FAA STC pending completion of
the first PC-12 installation. Finally, in Canada, Pilatus dealer and King Air
service center Lavaero Aviation has placed an initial order for a PC-12 eABS
kit, subject to Transport Canada acceptance of the FAA STC.
“Owners and operators understand the benefits
of anti-skid braking, from both a safety perspective and to the bottom line,”
said Advent VP marketing and sales, Tom
Grunbeck. “With eABS, there is a
viable, effective and simple anti-skid system for a variety of aircraft that
didn’t have the option previously, and the world is taking notice.”
Meanwhile, the company is scheduled to begin
FAA certification for the King Air B200 series on June 5, with installation of
the eABS on a King Air 250 at Pro Star Aviation, Londonderry, NH. Due to its
similarity to the already-approved STC for the King Air B300, the STC for the
B200 is anticipated shortly after installation and testing is completed in late
June at Pro Star.
The Advent eABS is a proven, lightweight,
low-cost, easily-installed anti-skid braking system designed especially for
turbine powered aircraft up to 20,000 lb. MTOW. The system was initially
certified on the Eclipse EA500/550 in December 2013, with over 118 ship sets
delivered to date for Eclipse, King Air and PC-12 aircraft. The Advent eABS
offers shorter, safer landings through improved directional control on
contaminated runways and reduced risk of blown or flat-spotted tires. Improved
tire wear and less risk of a damaged tire saves the operator money and the time
and expense of unplanned downtime.
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