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Avcon starter generator STC amps up King Air 300s
The 400 amp starter generator STC is key to customers upgrading their special mission King Airs with advanced ISR systems. Now Avcon can install on PT6A-60 equipped B300s as well as those with other engines.
The user-customisable power distribution system gives 400 amps of power from two dedicated electrical busses, allowing optimisation for special mission operations.
Read this story in our October 2022 printed issue.

ISR and special mission solutions provider Avcon Industries has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for the installation of its dual 400 amp starter generator on the Textron Aviation King Air B300 with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60 engines.

FAA STC SA11298DS approves the installation of the two of the Avcon ISR Solutions on all King Air Model B300 series aircraft. Previously it had approval for the total generator capacity of 800 amps on B300s with the PT6A-67 engines. The installation also features a user-customisable power distribution system with 400 amps of power from two dedicated electrical busses, allowing optimisation for special mission operations.

President Marcus Abendroth says: “The Avcon 400 amp starter generators add significantly more power than the factory installed equipment. With the FAA STC approval of the starter generator on the PT6A-60 engines, we have the only STC-approved aftermarket solution to provide 800 amps of generator capacity to B300 model King Air aircraft.

“The Avcon special mission starter generator STC is key to many of our international customers upgrading their special mission King Air 350 and 360 aircraft with the most technologically advanced intelligence reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) systems. The advancements in the electronics world continuously demand more on-ship aircraft power. Avcon is committed to its customers and to making available new cost-effective solutions for the special mission marketplace.”

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