Wichita, Kansas-based aviation lighting specialist PWI has received STC from the FAA for its PWI B200/250 King Air window LED upgrade. “We've been waiting a long time for this certification and so have B200/250 owners,” says Robi Lorik, president and CEO of PWI. “I'm happy to say that we have the parts ready to ship right now. Just send us the orders.” The FAA has already certified a similar LED upgrade for use in the King Air 90, King Air 100 and King Air 200 model aircraft. The B200/250 now completes the family of FAA LED lighting upgrades for all King Air models.
“This upgrade completely rejuvenates and refreshes the interior of the B200/250. Nobody likes sitting in a dated aircraft,” Lorik continues. “The King Air B200 and 250 are first-rate aircraft. This upgrade provides the kind of lighting that owners of other models of King Air aircraft have already been enjoying.” More than 6,000 B200 and 250 King Air aircraft have been built since production started in the late 70s and early 80s.
The B200/250 upgrade provides a contemporary cabin. PWI's LED upgrade will not create the buzzing noise that often plagues current lighting systems, giving an overall quieter flight to all passengers. The upgrade also provides 100,000 hours of life as well as a 33 per cent weight savings when compared to fluorescent lighting. The PWI upgrade also requires 50 per cent less measured operating current and eliminates the high voltage associated with fluorescent lighting. LEDs also require less ongoing maintenance.
“The B200/250 LED upgrade is more rugged, and it's also less expensive over the life of the light. We have given B200/250 owners the very best possible light for their aircraft and the best return on their cabin lighting investment.”
PWI is the OEM for most King Air interior lighting. Its aviation products can be purchased through its growing authorised dealer network.