BLR Aerospace Winglets Earn DGAC Certification for Installation on Mexican King Air 90s

EVERETT, Wash., June 14, 2011 — BLR Aerospace has received Direccíon General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) approval for its King Air 90 Winglet Systems. The system is already certified by the FAA, EASA and ANAC.

Mexican operators of King Air C90As, C90GTs and C90GTis may now enhance performance and cost savings by installing Winglet Systems, which increase wing aspect ratio to reduce induced drag, according to Dave Marone, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company.

Also available for King Air 200s, 200GTs, and 300s, Winglet Systems help operators reach their destinations more quickly, and improve handling qualities and rate of climb. Some 120 King Air 90 Winglet Systems have been delivered since initial certification in March 2010. The systems are so effective that Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) is now offering a Beechcraft King Air 90x upgrade package, including BLR Aerospace Winglets, to enhance handling and performance for most King Air 90 aircraft.

Operators are increasingly interested in the financial benefits of Winglet installation, Marone said. “With rising fuel prices and economic pressures, Winglets are a solid financial decision,” he said. “Customers benefit from immediate increases in asset value and ongoing reductions in direct operating costs.” For example: In some areas of the world, tax codes make it possible to profit from the installation of Winglets. Operators should speak with their accountants for details.

King Air 200 Winglet operators will realize a 100 percent return on investment — data documented in the Aircraft Blue Book. King Air 90 operators can expect similar returns. Depending on mission profile, Winglets can reduce fuel consumption by more than 5%.

Winglets are available from a worldwide dealer network, including many HBS authorized locations.

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