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Pro Star Completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

Pro Star Completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

Pro Star Aviation is the first to complete an Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification on a King Air 300 series aircraft. The eABS PC-12 STC is coming soon.



Expediting the Certification Process for PHI’s HTAWs Implementation

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation's STC ODA performed the company’s first two Off-Site Facility STC projects for PHI, Inc., located in Lafayette, LA.

PHI has been working diligently to become an early adopter of the FAA Mandate that requires all Part 135 Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft to be equipped with a Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) by April 24, 2017. With the large number of Bell 407 aircraft requiring modification, PHI sought the expertise of Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA, with off-site facilities capabilities, to ensure an expedited STC timeline consistent with the FAA mandate.

PHI, Inc. is one of the world’s leading helicopter services companies. With more than 65 years of safe, reliable helicopter transportation, PHI has flown more hours in more conditions than any civilian helicopter company in the world. PHI offers high quality services to the offshore oil and gas, air medical and technical services industries, with a reach that extends across the United States and the world.

Pro Star Aviation received their Letter of Designation for the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) in July, 2012. This designation authorizes Pro Star to act on behalf of the FAA when approving and issuingSTC’s, enabling them to manage the STC project from start to finish with minimal oversight by the FAA. Since 2012, Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA designation has given them the authority to participate in more than 10 STC projects, the majority for Satellite Communication Systems, TCAS processors, and Special Missions/ALE modifications.

To contact Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA, call (603) 627-7827 extension 112.



Pro Star Purchases HL Tooling, LLC

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation, LLC announces the purchase of HL Tooling LLC; a precision machining company previously located in Northwood, NH. The new entity - Pro Star Precision Machining, is now located in a newly renovated 14,000 square foot facility based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Londonderry, NH.

Kevin Harriman, Pro Star Aviation’s Managing Partner and GM, stated; “the acquisition of such ahigh quality machine shop gives Pro Star Aviation the autonomy needed to produce its state-of-the-art“A-Kits” and other precision machined parts with minimal lead time.” Harriman went on to say,  “Our goal is to control the manufacturing of our kits from beginning to end.”

Brian Cote, HL Tooling’s former owner, will stay on as President of the newly formed machine shop.

Pro Star Aviation is one of the nation’s premier Avionics Engineering, Installation and Certification facilities. Additionally, it is a Hawker Beechcraft service center, and home to the Northeast’s exclusivePilatus Service Center - Pro Star Pilatus.



New England's FIRST King Air G1000 Installation Complete

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation, LLC announces the completion of the Garmin G1000 Retrofit on the Beechcraft King Air B200.

The G1000 retrofit suite integrates all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, radio frequency, engine and fuel data readouts on large-format, high-definition LCDs providing safety, reliability and increased useful load.

The Pro Star upgrade included the Garmin TCAS I, TAWS A and Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) as well as Cobham’s AVIATOR 200 Swift Broadband, LoPresti HID Landing and Taxi Lighting System and the Raisbeck EPIC Platinum Kit.

“These modifications transition the King Air into a top-in-class airframe in performance, crew and passenger safety and increased hull value,” said Kevin Harriman, Pro Star’s General manager.  Further, “Pro Star’s King Air maintenance and avionics installation experience provide additional value to our customers.”