Oklahoma-based aviation systems provider Advent Aircraft Systems has received EASA certification for its eABS anti-skid braking system for the Pilatus PC-12/PC-12NG and the Beechcraft King Air B300. The Tulsa manufacturer has also launched certification processes for the system on the same aircraft with Transport Canada and Australia’s CAA. Australian Pilatus dealer Premiair Aviation Maintenance, in anticipation of the approval, has ordered an initial three eABS kits for the PC-12, while Canadian Pilatus dealer and King Air service provider Lavaero Aviation has placed an order for one of the PC-12 kits as well.
Advent expects to add FAA, EASA and TC certification for the King Air B200 by the end of June, and it has already received its first European order for the next-generation braking system from a Norwegian customer for a B250.
“Owners and operators understand the benefits of anti-skid braking, both from a safety perspective and to the bottom line,” said Tom Grunbeck, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. “With eABS, there is a viable, effective and simple anti-skid system for a variety of aircraft that didn’t have the option previously.”
The system was initially certified for the Eclipse EA500/550 in late 2013. Since then, the company has shipped nearly 120 sets for use on Eclipses, King Airs and PC-12s.