Premium Jet Tapped to Distribute BLR Aerospace Winglets in Brazil

Everett, WA, August 14, 2013 — BLR Aerospace has named Premium Jet of Brazil as a dealer for its value- and performance-enhancing Winglet Systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Premium Jet may sell and install BLR’s complete line of ANAC-certified Winglet Systems and LED Lights for Beechcraft King Air 90, 200 and 300 Series aircraft. ANAC is the Brazilian civil aviation authority.

Visit with BLR representatives at Exhibit 5005 during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, Aug. 14-16, in São Paulo.

“Premium Jet is an important presence in this rapidly expanding market,” said Dave Marone, BLR vice president of Sales and Marketing. “They have a demonstrated commitment to excellence that has earned them a stellar reputation in Brazil and beyond, and we welcome them to the BLR dealership network.”

Premium Jet is an ANAC, Part 145 certified repair station located at the Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba and is a Beechcraft-authorized service center. BLR’s King Air Winglets are standard factory equipment on all Beechcraft King Air C90GTx and new King Air 250s. More than 500 King Airs operate worldwide with BLR’s Winglet Systems.

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 combined 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 not only increase operational efficiency but also increase aircraft resale, since fuel-efficient planes are always in demand.  Plus, Winglets deliver a 100 percent return on investment, according to data published in the Aircraft Blue Book.

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

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