The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, turboprop fixed-wing aircraft. It is still used by several governmental and military organisations. Beechcraft only built 695 1900 airliners, but it was the best-selling 19-passenger aircraft in history. Production ceased in 2002. With this PMA, PWI serves multiple international, civil and governmental agencies that use the type.
The 303X LED reading light provides a better quality light than its forebears, has a lower power draw and is vibration proof. It has a 100,000 hour service life compared to an incandescent bulb (lasting on average 200 hours). The drop-in nature of the installation makes this upgrade fast and simple. PWI LED reading lights seek approval for a wider group of aircraft.
“We were the original supplier of fluorescent lights for Falcon, Gulfstream and Citation jets, as well as cabin lights for the popular King Air turboprops,” says CEO Robi Lorik. “While we still manufacture fluorescent lights and power supplies for OEM and the aftermarket, our expanded LED lighting product line serves the demand of the aftermarket lighting customer. The fact that we designed this LED reading light a few years ago speaks to our in-house engineering talent, and our ability to produce quality products. Our 303X LED reading light has been used in combination with our linear light LED product in several highly customised aircraft interiors. This latest approval for the 1900 provides our international dealers with more capability to serve their customers, as PWI grows outside of North America.”
KADEX Aero Supply VP Ken Blow adds: “The recent addition of the 1900 series reading lights to the PWI line up is very exciting for us. “Several of our regional airline customers have been waiting for this certification to become a reality. One such operator pointed out that beyond the great labour savings and enhanced customer experience onboard, every LED lamp that it puts into service keeps 100s of old Incandescent lamps out of landfill, so it's a win for everyone.”