West Star Aviation announced they have forged an agreement with Hawker Beechcraft Corporation on a partnership for the distribution and installation of the Safe Flight Instrument Corporation AutoPower® System for Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XP, 850XP, 750, 900 and 800XPr models. West Star expects STC approval of the system in the near future.
“I have flown in the proto-type aircraft and I am blown away with the performance and level of safety the AutoPower® system brings to the Hawker” says Rick Brainard, V.P. of Sales at West Star Aviation. “Our current visibility of the STC is mid-to-late October. Naturally, we are pushing for certification sooner because we want to get this system to our customers as quickly as possible and would like to announce the partnership at the NBAA Convention.”
Under the terms of the agreement with Hawker Beechcraft, all installations for the AutoPower® System will be completed exclusively by either West Star or the Hawker Beechcraft Service facilities.
Safe Flight’s full regime AutoPower® System for the Hawker 800 series will provide continuous thrust management during takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, approach, maneuver, landing and go-around. Fully integrated with existing avionics displays and controls, AutoPower® delivers smooth and precise speed and power control modes throughout the entire flight profile resulting in improved safety, increased situational awareness, reduced crew workload, greater passenger comfort and increased aircraft value.
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.
In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, a leader in aviation safety and flight performance systems, was founded in 1946. Headquartered in White Plains, New York, the Company pioneered the development of Stall Warning and Angle of Attack, Automatic Throttle Systems, Wind Shear Warning and many other innovations in aircraft instrumentation, flight performance and control systems for fixed-and rotary-winged aircraft. Safe Flight products are installed on nearly two-thirds of the world’s aircraft—in the general aviation, commercial, and military sectors. For more information visit www.Safeflight.com or call 914-946-9500.