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McCauley Propeller launches Beechcraft King Air B300 series aftermarket solution


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McCauley Propeller launches Beechcraft King Air B300 series aftermarket solution

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 28, 2021) – Soon owners and operators of the iconic Beechcraft King Air B300 series will have the option of equipping their aircraft with a McCauley Blackmac Series 105-inch diameter propeller with four aluminum swept blades. With this new propeller, King Air B300 operators can experience several benefits, including additional payload, greater time between overhauls and the benefits of Textron Aviation’s limited propeller warranty. Certification is expected in the first half of 2022 with deliveries to follow. 


McCauley Propeller Systems is a division of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.


“We are pleased to provide Beechcraft King Air customers a new McCauley propeller that comes with the craftsmanship, repairability and durability expected from our products,” said John Dandurand, general manager, McCauley. “This propeller is a continuation of our commitment to excellence, offering customers a technically sophisticated propeller system.”


A Beechcraft King Air B300 equipped with the McCauley Blackmac Series propeller provides owners and operators with:

·       A nearly 40-pound weight savings per aircraft

·       The field repairability of an aluminum propeller

·       Extended time between overhaul (TBO) of 5,000 hours or 72 months

·       The benefits of Textron Aviation’s 4,000 hours or 36-month limited propeller warranty


The propeller with four aluminum swept blades is featured as part of McCauley’s display at the EAA AirVenture.


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About McCauley Propeller Systems

McCauley is one of the world's largest full-line propeller manufacturers, with more than 500 models available. With more than 80 years of design and manufacturing experience, McCauley continues to be a pioneer in the general aviation industry. Historically, our propellers are FAA certified as original equipment for aircraft built by Textron Aviation, British Aerospace, Fairchild, Grumman, Jetstream, Piper, Stoddard Hamilton and many others. Our product lines have always served a wide range of markets: commercial, military, agricultural and commuter airlines, as well as personal and business aviation. McCauley propellers are in the field on more than 350,000 aircraft around the world - a testimony to our continuing commitment to excellence. For more information, visit


About Textron Aviation

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.

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About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit:


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