|CAT 350ME. Photo: Commuter Air Technology
[Avionics Magazine 10-31-2016] Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has amended its CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to include Rockwell Collins Proline 21 Avionics. The amendment also includes Cleveland Wheels and Brakes.
The CAT 350 Operational GWI provides an overall increase in operating weights for the King Air B300 aircraft with increased ramp weight to 16,600 pounds, take-off weight of 16,500 pounds, and landing weight of 15,675 pounds. CAT expects full approval of the amendment in November 2016.
The FAA awarded original CAT 350 Operational GWI STC in July 2015 with Goodrich Wheels and Brakes. CAT’s Maximum Endurance (ME) configuration for the King Air B300 aircraft, originally introduced to market as CAT 350ME in 2015, increases the operational gross weight and fuel capacity.
The Operational GWI upgrade supports the additional weight of the CAT 350ME fuel tanks and minimizes the impact to the carrying capacity for full fuel load operations.