PWI has reported that the FAA has given STC approval to the PWI B200/250 King Air window LED upgrade.
“This upgrade completely rejuvenates and refreshes the interior of the B200/250. Nobody likes sitting in a dated aircraft,” said Robi Lorik, President and CEO, PWI. “The King Air B200/250 are first-rate aircraft. This upgrade provides first rate 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-feeling cabin. PWI’s LED upgrade will not create a buzzing noise which 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% weight savings, compared to fluorescent. The PWI upgrade requires 50% less measured operating current, and eliminates the high voltage associated with fluorescent lighting. LEDs also require less ongoing maintenance.