Waco, TX – January 22, 2013 – CenTex Aerospace, Inc. receives Transport Canada’s approval of the Halo 250 STC conversion for 200 series King Airs. The FAA issued the STC to CenTex Aerospace on October 16 th 2012, then on January 22 nd of 2013 Transport Canada issued their approval.
The Halo 250 STC conversion raises the maximum takeoff weight of any 200 series King Air from 12,500 to 13,420 pounds, resulting in a 920 pound increase in payload capacity. It also moves the King Air 200 into commuter category, allowing transport of passengers and cargo without the limitations that accompany restricted category.
Included in the Halo 250 conversion are six new safety systems that provide improved stall warning in icing conditions, aural over-speed warning, elevator out-of-trim warning, engine fire extinguisher capability, emergency cabin lighting, and illuminated escape path floor markings. New Airplane Flight Manual performance data is available for planning the takeoff flight path to 1,500 feet AGL and the landing approach flight path in normal and icing conditions. These systems and data help improve the level of operational safety for Halo 250 converted airplanes.
The Halo 250 conversion is compatible with Proline 21 and G1000 avionics and many of the popular King Air 200 modifications, including those offered by Raisbeck Engineering, BLR, Blackhawk, and others.