Two flightdeck upgrades for the Beech King Air 300 are under way using Universal Avionics flat-panel displays. Duncan Aviation has received certification for a three-display installation with the Collins APS-65 autopilot, while Stevens Aviation is working on a two-display upgrade for models with the Honeywell KFC-400 autopilot.

Both upgrades use Universal’s 225mm (8.9in) EFI-890R display, UNS-1L flight-management system and a terrain awareness warning system. Stevens expects to complete its first aircraft at the end of October. A three-display configuration will be available as an option.

Duncan’s King Air upgrade is part of its Glass Box Project, announced last October, under which the modification specialist is retrofitting a range of business aircraft with flat-panel cockpits. Upgrades already certificated include the Bombardier Challenger 600 and 601-3A with Universal EFI-890R, and Israel Aircraft Industries’ Astra family with Rockwell Collins IDS-3000.

Source: Flight International