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Beechcraft’s line of iconic King Air turboprops and built-for-adventure Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 piston aircraft have shaped the way pilots and businesses fly for more than 50 years.

Raisbeck engineers advanced performance systems aimed at improving the performance, comfort, safety, and operational flexibility of your aircraft. We offer systems for the Beechcraft King Air, Bombardier Learjet, and de Haviland Twin Otter. Historically we have also built products for commercial aircraft, and are continually expanding our product offerings across new and existing fleets!

Blackhawk Aerospace is the global leader in providing aircraft upgrades, modifications, and performance enhancements for the turboprop fleet. Founded in Waco, Texas in 1999, Jim Allmon, Dale Griffin, and Matt Shieman first created Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. Since then, Blackhawk Aerospace Composites and Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions have been added to the Blackhawk Aerospace family. With more than 800 XP Engine+ Upgrades delivered, Blackhawk Aerospace is one of the largest buyers of factory new Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada’s  PT6A turboprop engine is a powerhouse that offers unmatched performance, reliability, and value in its class of 500 – 2,000 shaft horsepower for a wide range of  King Air applications. P&WC’s global dependable support network includes a rapid response 24-hour Customer First Centre, 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities, field support representatives, mobile repair teams, rental and exchange engines and advanced diagnostic capabilities. P&WC’s customer service commitment is backed by over one-half billion hours of in-service experience.
Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems provide civilian MRO Services for Beechcraft, Challenger, Cessna, Embraer, Global Express, Gulfstream, Falcon, Learjet, Piaggio, and Pilatus aircraft. Stevens is a US government prime service provider of depot maintenance, refurbishment, and modifications for military versions of general aviation airframes.
With more than 1000 King Air Landing Gear components overhauled in 2013 alone, Trace is quickly becoming the GO-TO provider for savvy King Air Operators worldwide.  The team at Trace continually strives to provide the highest level of King Air Landing Gear Expertise along with the tools and processes to assure operators the reliability they expect,  along with the value that is required.

 

Full line of premium LED Replacement Panels and other lighted products for King Air and 1900 Series aircraft.
LED Lighting and solid-state electronics assure long life and ultra-reliable performance.

  • No more frustration with lamps, broken caps, and latching problems.
  • Multi-celled, single-piece legend plate with modern-day appearance and stunning lighting performance.
  • Simple half-day plug & play installation easily accomplished in parallel with other maintenance activities.

Davis Aviation, Inc. was formed in 2002 by Carl and Paula Davis. Having worked in the aviation parts field for several years, they saw an industry with very poor service where companies had to “shop around” to find parts to fill their orders. They had a vision for a company that would provide unprecedented service where customers could find everything they were looking for in one place for reasonable prices. Meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations and providing premier service will always be our top priority.

As a PT6A, Pratt & Whitney Designated Distributor and Overhaul (DDOF) Shop, and a family-owned company that has been around for over 45 years, we offer a personalized experience centered around our core values:  Integrity, Dependability, Affordability, and Quality Service.  In addition to normal Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, we also offer:   AOG Mobile Repair Team – We can come to you,  We stock a full line of Replacement Parts and Accessories,  Pool of Rental Engines and Engines for Sale.  Also, Rental Power Sections, Pratt Warranty Work  (DDOF),  Nozzles  Exchange Fuel Nozzle (EFN) Kits.

Founded in 2017 and now proudly part of the Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) family, SierraTrax offers simple, intuitive, & affordable Maintenance Tracking, at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. From single-pilot owner-operators to corporate flight departments and Part 135 operations, SierraTrax customers enjoy an easy-to-use, modern interface developed with the end-user in mind. Our nationwide scanning network and new Digital Aircraft Records service now lets you fully digitize, back-up and store your logbooks & paper records in one location, making them searchable, shareable, and always accessible. Factory recommended by Beechcraft, SierraTrax is the digital intelligence solution for your King Air.

International Parts Network, Inc is an aircraft part supplier for King Air rotables, consumables, and airframe inventory located in Hermitage, Tennessee just outside Music City, USA. For nearly 20 years, we have offered the best aircraft parts and customer service in the aviation industry. With over 80 years of combined Beechcraft parts experience, we provide our customers extensive knowledge, competitive pricing, and guaranteed satisfaction.

RAPCO & RFS manufacturer FAA-PMA approved replacement aircraft parts. Our lower cost parts for the King Air series aircraft include brake replacement parts for Meggitt, Goodrich & Cleveland equipped King Airs. As well as overhauled and new fuel pumps & deice components including boots, leads, and brushes. 

The King Air Academy is comprised of the most experienced King Air pilots and instructors in the industry.  Our mission is to provide efficient, relevant, and personalized instruction, specific to the Beechcraft King Air, for today’s flying environment while respecting your time and money.   Training courses are specifically designed for both the professional crew (CRM) and the owner/operator single-pilot operations.   We have preferred rates at nearby hotels, we will provide a working lunch while training with us.  We want your training experience to be something you look forward to. 
The aviation industry knows BLR Aerospace for its performance-enhancing products. Our innovations fly on more than 6,000 helicopters and airplanes, and we are a trusted technology partner to both OEMs and the aftermarket.  The key to BLR’s success has never changed – we are innovators – but our holistic approach to innovation is what sets BLR apart. While great engineering, creative ideas, and technical expertise are essential to our success, it takes real innovation to earn industry icon status.
Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) is an FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) facility specializing in King Air interior products.  AvFab holds over 150 STC’s and supplies seating options and special missions equipment to Textron Beechcraft in their factory new King Airs.  AvFab offers a variety of interior items for your King Air including high-density seats, divans, arm ledge table systems, window shades, aeromedical equipment, seat repair services, and more.

We make products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this, so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions.  With more than 11,500 associates in 60 offices around the world, we bring GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and fitness markets. We think every day is an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.

Lee Aerospace is headquartered in Wichita and was founded in 1989 by owner and President, Jim Lee.  Starting as a small production facility, building cabin windows for the Boeing 737/757, Lee Aerospace has grown through the years to include advanced aerospace transparency design, an FAA Certified repair facility offering repair and installation, major aerostructure assemblies and composite manufacturing programs for some of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world.  Lee Aerospace is a proven OEM supplier to major aircraft manufacturers, as well as a reliable aftermarket support to general and business aviation.

Ice Shield® specializes in high quality de-icing for general and commuter aviation which includes:

  • Pneumatic wing boot de-icers
  • Propeller electro-thermal boot de-icers
  • Wire harnesses
  • Engine Inlet de-icers
  • Leading Edge Assemblies for TBM
  • De-ice hardware
  • De-ice accessories

A global leader in the emergency warning industry, trusted to perform since 1952. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation, and Mass Notification industries worldwide.

Today with 75 years in business, Yingling Aviation is a full-service “one-stop-shop” MRO/FBO and premier Textron Aviation affiliate located at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT). The broad range of MRO services includes airframe, engine, avionics, paint, interior, propeller sales & service, parts sales, and aircraft sales. Our beautiful FBO facilities are world-renowned with 24-hour customer service and line service, and amenities include the only Subway restaurant in an FBO anywhere in the world and the Aviator’s Attic pilot supply and gift shop. Yingling’s FAA/EASA-certified aircraft maintenance department performs comprehensive service, modifications, and repairs, specializing in Textron’s full line of Citation and Beechcraft King Air models as well as Cessna Caravan and Conquest models.

Hartzell has been the leader in aircraft propeller systems for over 90 years. We have over 400 different blade designs available which can be configured in hubs with 2- through 6-blades to provide optimal performance for the aircraft designer modifier. All Hartzell propellers are constant-speed and are available with optional de-ice systems.

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced, intelligent solutions that help to redefine the aerospace and defense industry. The company dedicates its capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solving customers’ toughest challenges and meeting the demands of the global market. Collins Aerospace employs more than 78,000 people in more than 300 locations worldwide.

StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Designated Distributor and Overhaul and Facility. With over 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, our team is dedicated to helping you make the right decisions by providing options and recommendations that are tailored to your specific needs. To optimize your service experience, our facilities and infrastructures have been specifically designed for P&WC PT6A component repair and maintenance events with the operator in mind- minimizing downtime and reducing costs.

CenTex Aerospace, Inc. established in 1999 offers an expanding inventory of STC modifications and PMA replacement parts for Beechcraft King Air, Baron, and Bonanza.  Offering over 30 years of combined experience as FAA Certification specialists, CenTex Aerospace utilizes its expertise, effort, and skills to bring a variety of engineering services to general aviation.  With various engineering accolades to their name, CenTex Aerospace had developed several STC conversions for Beechcraft King Air series airplanes.

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) is a leading systems integrator that designs and manufactures differentiated NextGen flight navigation and precision flight instrumentation systems for the Aerospace Industry. IS&S continues their innovative thinking with ThrustSense, the first-ever certified King Air autothrottle, from takeoff to landing phases of flight including go around. Today only the B787 and the ThrustSense King Air offer Vmc Protection. In addition, the system incorporates engine and speed exceedance protection, think FADEC functionality with low and high-speed protection for the King Air. The ThrustSense King Air builds on the success of the certified PC-12 ThrustSense System with Hot Start Protection, Auto Turbulence Speed (Va), Auto Approach Speeds with Wind Shear Warning including many other innovations.  The System is an elegant solution that improves safety, performance, is high value, lightweight, installs with minimal downtime, and is a mature and robust System.

PWI pioneered interior fluorescent lighting systems for the aircraft industry in 1972 and, more recently, has led in providing upgrades from fluorescents to LEDs. We can custom bend tubes, or design LED lighting to match any installation. We specialize in providing drop-in, LED upgrade kits for nearly all King Air models.

Circle Air Group, located at Gillespie Field is San Diego’s most convenient FBO.  We are a full-service FBO offering a private passenger terminal with world-class concierge services and amenities, SoCal’s largest FAA Class III Part 145 Repair Station, and comprehensive avionics.  Circle Air Group specializes in Citation, King Air, Gulfstream, Challenger, Falcon, and larger aircraft with over 70,000 sq. ft. hangar and office leasing and 400,000 sq. ft. concrete ramp space.

Genesys Aerosystems offers a full line of autopilots for airplanes, helicopters, developed the world’s first FAA-certified 3D synthetic vision EFIS, and GPS/WAAS navigator, and has grown to become a leader in integrated cockpit avionics systems for special-mission aircraft. From low-cost analog wing levelers to sophisticated, digital, three-axis systems with Flight Director and envelope protection, S-TEC has FAA certification for nearly 1,000 aircraft types and has delivered over 40,000 autopilot systems.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures certified instruments, avionics, and power solutions for the global aerospace industry and operates one of the world’s largest maintenance, overhaul and exchange programs. The company’s True Blue Power division is a leader in the design and manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, USB chargers, inverters, and converters.

KADEX Aero is an independent aircraft parts & supplies distributor. KADEX distributes over 100 different manufacturers and offers repair and overhaul management, maintenance/technical support, and can support operators with AOG services. KADEX is a Canadian family-owned and operated business serving worldwide airlines and operators with industry-leading service since 1994. You can trust KADEX to connect you with the right part at the right time with the right price.

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Wenk Aviation Insurance is proud to serve the insurance needs of aircraft owners, pilots, and aviation businesses across the United States.  With more than four decades of experience in the industry, our agency maintains trusted, longstanding relationships with the top carriers in the marketplace.  In addition to providing coverage solutions at the most competitive rates available, we’re also dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service that is second to none.

King Air DOM, LLC was conceived to provide owners, operators, and pilots a resource for assisting with maintenance management.  From having a complete tracking and vendor liaison service, or as little as a troubleshooting sounding board, I’m here to help carry the maintenance management load.  Prepurchase review services are also available. One guy, personalized services, and working for you, not the shop. Keep your inspection items on time, and your maintenance costs under control.

Home of the 8000 Hour TBO for the PT6A engine!  Over 2800 PT6A engines are using the only FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate for “Instructions For Continued Airworthiness” to increase TBO to 8000 hours.