History of the King Air: 100-200

King Air 100 Introduced in 1969, the King Air 100 was created as a stretched version of the Model 90 with a fuselage that’s 50 inches longer. Compared to the 90, the Model 100’s MTOW was increased by 1,300 lbs. It also comes equipped with more powerful engines and a modified tail. In 1972, Beechcraft [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Flight Training with Brooke Banglesdorf

For years, Charlie Bravo President Curt Banglesdorf has tried to convince his daughter, Brooke, to train to be a private pilot. After years of writing it off, she finally said yes. We’ll follow Brooke through the pilot training process and her personal experiences to be chronicled on the Charlie Bravo blog. A combination of Brooke’s [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: E90-H90

King Air E90 Following the C90, Beechcraft moved onto the King Air E90 after a D90 prototype was abandoned. The E90 is simply a more powerful version of the C90. The two models were produced in parallel, with the E90’s major difference being upgraded PT6A-28 engines that give the aircraft a further range, faster cruise [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Charlie Bravo Aviation Becomes Harvey Support HQ

For the last few days, Charlie Bravo Aviation's office has gone from brokerage firm to disaster relief headquarters. Last week, Robin Eissler, COO of jetAVIVA, reached out to Charlie Bravo CEO René Banglesdorf to see if she'd be willing to team up in an effort to provide support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the King Air: A90-C90

King Air 90/A90 After 10 months of test flying the “proof-of-concept” King Air 87, which never came to market, Beechcraft flew the Model 65-90 for the first time in January of 1964. The first production 65-90 was delivered in October of the same year. Variations of the 65-90 include the 65-A90, 65-A90-1, 65-A90-2, 65-A90-3, and [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Queen Air: 88 and Excalibur

Queen Air 88 In 1965, Beechcraft introduced the Queen Air 88 as the first pressurized Queen Air. The Queen Air 88 has circular fuselage windows, making it look more like a 90 series King Air than its Queen Air predecessors with square windows. Although it has similar characteristics to the B80, the Queen Air 88 [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

History of the Queen Air: 65-80

Queen Air 65 In 1960, Before the King Air came into existence, Beechcraft began production of the Queen Air 65. The Queen Air was based on Beechcraft’s Twin Bonanza, using the same wing and engines while featuring a larger fuselage. The model 65 was the first Queen Air to be produced, remaining in production from [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Maintenance Program Breakdown: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) is a third-party company that offers maintenance programs for more than 325 models of aircraft. They offer a number of different programs, covering engines, APUs and everything in between. JSSI programs include JSS1, Tip-to-Tail, Airframe, Engine, Unscheduled and APU. The availability of each program and their exact specifications depend on [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Engine Maintenance Program Breakdown: GE Honda EMC, Williams International TAP Blue

GE Honda Aero Engines EMC With the introduction of the HondaJet, Honda also introduced engine programs for its HF120 engines, titled simply the GE Honda Engine Maintenance Care (EMC) program. In addition to their basic warranty, they offer EMCb and EMC2. Honda’s basic warranty covers parts and labor for unscheduled maintenance, labor for troubleshooting, and transportation [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Learjets: 60-75

Learjet 60 First delivered in 1993, the Learjet 60 was created as an improved version of the Lear 55. Compared to the 55, the Lear 60 comes equipped with a longer fuselage and more powerful engines, improving upon its range, climb rate and cruise speed. The Lear 60 also comes equipped with aerodynamic improvements to [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|0 Comments
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