OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Commuter Air Technology (CAT), headquartered in Oklahoma City, has amended its CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to include Proline 21 Avionics and Cleveland Wheels and Brakes. The CAT 350 Operational GWI provides an overall increase in operating weights for the King Air B300 aircraft with increased ramp weight to 16,600 pounds, take-off weight of 16,500 pounds, and landing weight of 15,675 pounds. Full approval of the amendment is expected in November 2016.
“We pride ourselves in providing our customers with the latest performance enhancements that increase the value and capabilities of their King Air,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President, CAT. “These gross weight amendments are an affordable option for a variety of our customers particularly charter companies and special-missions clients.”
The original CAT 350 Operational GWI STC was awarded in July 2015 with Goodrich Wheels and Brakes. CAT’s Maximum Endurance (ME) configuration for the King Air B300 aircraft, originally introduced to market as CAT 350ME in 2015, increases the operational gross weight and fuel capacity while providing industry-leading carrying capacity and endurance.
The Operational GWI upgrade supports the additional weight of the CAT 350ME fuel tanks and minimizes the impact to the carrying capacity for full fuel load operations. The fuel tanks have the largest capacity in the market, adding a total of 280 gallons of fuel and achieving flight time of 12+ hours with a range of 2,760 nautical miles. An STC for the CAT 350ME Fuel Tank is expected fourth quarter of 2016.
CAT will host product displays on these upgrades at booth #1240 throughout NBAA.
About Commuter Air Technology
Commuter Air Technology delivers certified aircraft and customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications around the globe. Modifications range from flight performance enhancements and high-density passenger systems to cargo conversions and corporate reconfigurations. With nearly 30 years of experience, Commuter Air Technology offers a full line of technical support services, such as crew provision, training, program management, aircraft maintenance, engineering as well as STC process management and Airworthiness certifications. Commuter Air Technology is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company. Learn more at www.commuterair.com.