Momentum builds for McCauley Propeller’s King Air B300 aftermarket solution
Wichita, Kan. (July 26, 2022) – McCauley Propeller Systems today announced at EAA AirVenture 2022 that testing is rapidly progressing on its new 105-inch diameter propeller, featuring four aluminum swept blades, for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series.
“We are excited about the progress made and overall testing performance,” said John Dandurand, vice president and general manager, McCauley Propeller Systems. “Not only will customers receive a propeller with a modern swept appearance, but will also benefit from reduced noise in the cabin and cockpit. Customers will also recognize a propeller weight savings of more than 50 pounds per aircraft, thereby increasing overall useful load for the operator. The result of the work we are doing now with our test program will help us move through certification, ultimately bringing a high-performance King Air B300 series propeller to the market.”
Owners and operators will also benefit from:
· Extended Time Between Overhaul (TBO) of 5,000 hours or 72 months
· Textron Aviation’s 4,000 hours or 36-month limited propeller warranty
· Installment of the McCauley propeller does not require changes to existing aircraft operating procedures or additional aircraft modifications
Certification of the propeller is expected in 2022. Advance orders are now being accepted through McCauley Propeller Systems or Authorized McCauley Service Facilities.
For more information, visit https://mccauley.txtav.com/New-Products.
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, special missions, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and emerging electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) markets. 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 www.mccauley.txtav.com.
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: www.textron.com.
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