Upper Valley Aviation is the only Canadian approved distributor and installer for the BLR winglets
Reduction in required runway length
increased climb gradient at sea level
- Reduced Time to Climb
- Extended Range
- Improved Handling Qualities
- Modernized Appearance
- Improved OEI Climb
- Increased Hull Value
- Improved High Altitude Performance
- Improved Slow Flight
- BLR Winglets allows for better short field performance.
- Installing BLR Winglets reduces drag, saves fuel, increases cruise speed and boosts vertical rate of climb while improving handling qualities
- The drag reduction offers fuel savings or speed increase at cruise
- Benefits include a climb rate increase in excess of 250 feet per minute (fpm), One Engine Inoperative (OEI) climb increase of 130 fpm, and increase cruise speed of five knots or fuel savings of 3 percent.
- The BLR Winglet System features an aluminum wing extension, carbon fiber winglet and integrated position, recognition and strobe lighting.
- The entire winglet system adds only 31 pounds to the weight of the aircraft but increases range through drag reduction.
- The BLR Winglet System increases the overall wingspan by 3 feet 5 inches.
- Offers easier access to FL 350 and greatly improved handling qualities above FL 300.
- In addition, BLR winglets offer a visually appealing aspect to your King Air.
What It Is
BLR’s Winglet System for your Beech King Air 90, 200, or 300 is an aluminum wing tip, carbon fiber winglet and integrated position, recognition and strobe lighting. The Winglet System increases overall wingspan by 3 feet 5 inches, providing an increase in wing aspect ratio and a valuable reduction in induced drag.
Installation of the Winglet System can be accomplished in approximately one week and will require paint to match existing color scheme. Extended length de-icing boots are available as an option.
What It Does
The Winglet System increases wing aspect ratio to reduce induced drag and allows your King Air 90, 200, or 300 to fly faster on less fuel. In addition, the Winglet acts as a physical pressure barrier, preserving valuable lift at the outboard extremity of the wing.
By increasing wing efficiency, the BLR Winglet System provides superior handling qualities during slow flight, OEI and at higher flight levels.
What's In It For You?
King Air operators around the world tout both the aesthetic and financial benefits. In fact, many operators find that, depending on mission profile, Winglets can reduce fuel consumption by more than 5 percent. Want to know how Winglets can benefit your flight operation? Contact BLR for more performance details.
Why choose Upper Valley Aviation for your BLR upgrades?
Upper Valley Aviation Ltd. is an authorized BLR dealer in southwest British Columbia, Canada. Our location at Chilliwack Municipal Airport (CYCW) makes UVA the preferred choice for many clients in central and western US and Canada. We are an authorized Transport Canada repair station (AMO 91-14).
We can minimize your downtime during a BLR upgrade and combine it with maintenance inspections,paint and interior upgrades. When you are ready to improve your King Air’s performance and fuel efficiency, do as your peers do and choose UVA to provide you with the best service in the industry.