BLR Aerospace Selects Heritage Aviation to Distribute King Air Winglets

Under the terms of the agreement, Heritage may sell and install BLR’s complete line of certified Winglet Systems for the Beechcraft King Air Series aircraft.


Everett, WA, Oct. 4, 2010 — BLR Aerospace has named Heritage Aviation in Burlington, Vt., an authorized dealer for its value- and performance-enhancing King Air Winglet Systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Heritage may sell and install BLR’s complete line of certified Winglet Systems for the Beechcraft King Air Series aircraft. BLR will be exhibiting in Booth 8637 at the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Atlanta, Ga., next month. Heritage Aviation will have a King Air C90, with Winglets, at the static display area (549).

“We are proud to be affiliated with the Heritage Aviation operation,” said Dave Marone, BLR vice president of Sales and Marketing. “They have a long history of demonstrated success and leadership in business aviation.”

“As a growing, full-service aviation provider, Heritage is always looking to better support our customers,” said Mark Wise, vice president of Maintenance Services. “Our new association with BLR will further enhance our overall capabilities.”

Heritage has equipped its four King Air C90s with Winglet Systems. “We’re already experiencing shorter time to climb and more efficient fuel burn,” said Heritage Pilot Eric John. “The Winglets look good on the aircraft, too!” The experience of installing and flying with Winglets will enable Heritage to better help customers understand the product. Technician Zlatan Valjevac praised the installation experience. “The instructions and drawings were very detailed, and BLR provided great customer support at our facility,” he said. “Everything was in ready-to-paint condition, and the end result is a very modern-looking aircraft.”

Winglet Systems deliver an array of important benefits to King Air operators, including significant fuel savings. Depending on flight profile, these savings can range from 5 to 15 percent in climb and 2 to 4 percent in cruise for composite savings of 3 to 5 percent.

Winglet-equipped King Airs experience reduced drag that translates into measurably better fuel economy, as well as other performance improvements such as increased climb and cruise speeds, more responsive aerodynamic performance and stability, and safer low-speed handling qualities, especially during takeoffs and landings in short field operations. Winglets also deliver a 100 percent return on investment, according to data published in the Aircraft Blue Book.

BLR’s King Air Winglets are standard factory equipment on all Hawker Beechcraft King Air 90 GTx aircraft and are a popular aftermarket modification, with more than 250 systems in operation worldwide.

BLR’s entire portfolio of Winglet Systems is certified by the FAA, EASA and ANAC.

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