TEMPE, Ariz. – December 7, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has received European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC #10040181) approval to upgrade King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C aircraft to Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-52 engines. This STC is fully compatible with numerous STC’s including Raisbeck Engineering modifications and Garmin G1000 avionics equipment.
"Today’s announcement provides a major advantage to European operators of King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C aircraft as they now have a choice to upgrade to P&WC PT6A-52 engines," said Alain Berube, Vice President, Turboprop Programs, StandardAero. "Our global presence and experience in the turboprop market not only gives operators a reliable alternative but the option to have this STC performed at their location of choice. With StandardAero’s engine-upgrade program, our customers can get new P&WC PT6A-52 engines for a comparable cost to overhauling their high time P&WC PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value."
StandardAero’s upgrade program provides P&WC PT6A-52 engines to- Beechcraft King Air 200-series operators with the benefits of operating a new engine, including increased aircraft value and increased performance, allowing for over 300 knots true airspeed in cruise. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base time-before-overhaul.
StandardAero is the only Designated Distributor and Overhaul Facility for P&WC PT6A engines that can offer customers both engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and engine upgrade options.
StandardAero received FAA approval for this upgrade (STC #SA02715CH-D) in June 2009.
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StandardAero's engine STC for the King Air 200 Series is fully compatible with numerous other airframe STCs including Raisbeck Engineering modifications and Garmin G1000 avionics equipment.
It has signed an agreement for turboprop engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) work for all three of their regional airlines: Eagle Airways, Air Nelson and Mount Cook.