Waco, Texas – CenTex Aerospace, Inc. now has European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the Halo 250 increased gross weight conversion for the King Air 200 series airplanes. The Halo 250 conversion unlocks an additional 920 pounds of payload capability for any King Air 200. The EASA approval follows earlier approvals of the Halo 250 conversion by ANAC of Brazil, Transport Canada, and, of course, the FAA.
“We are very pleased to have successfully completed EASA certification,” said Greg Barnes, President of CenTex Aerospace. “The EASA STC for the Halo 250 enables us to offer the conversion to the many King Air 200 operators in Europe. We have already been contacted by clients in France and Norway, with several others expressing interest. This is an exciting market for our Halo 250 conversion.”
The Halo 250 conversion allows any King Air 200 series airplane to carry up to 920 pounds more payload by increasing the maximum takeoff weight from 12,500 to 13,420 pounds. A new Airplane Flight Manual supplement is included with performance data for planning the takeoff flight path to 1,500 feet AGL and the landing approach flight path in normal and icing conditions.
It also adds five new safety systems that make the King Air 200 safer to operate. The new safety systems provide improved stall warning in icing conditions, aural over-speed and elevator out-of-trim warnings, engine fire extinguisher capability, and emergency lighting in the cabin.
The HALO 250 conversion is compatible with Proline 21 and G1000 avionics and most of the other popular King Air 200 modifications. To learn more about the Halo 250 conversion visit www.centex.aero