Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) received Canadian STC approval for the installation of its King Air aft jump seat kits on the King Air 90/100/200/300/350. AvFab also has U.S., EASA, Brazilian, Mexican and Indonesian STC approval for the aft jump seats, which fold down from the sidewall in the aft baggage compartment. The seats are interchangeable with the OEM jump seat and can use the existing OEM installation hardware. If the aircraft has not been previously equipped, the AvFab kit can be used to make the installation.
Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has received Mexican approval for the installation of its STC-approved King Air aft jump seat kits on all Beechcraft King Airs. AvFab received EASA approval in April 2010. AvFab also has approvals from the U.S., Brazil and Indonesia. GR Lowe, AvFab’s CEO, told AIN, “We provide the STC, seat and all hardware.
Two Air India pilots and a pair of flight attendants have been suspended from duty pending an investigation into an April 13 incident in which both pilots left the flight deck of the Airbus A321 at the same time for 40 minutes of rest in the cabin. The pilots left two flight attendants in the cockpit to monitor the aircraft. The pilots returned to the cockpit only after one of the flight attendants mistakenly turned off the autopilot.
As a non-pilot I have rarely found myself in the cockpit of a jet airplane in flight. In fact, I have been afforded this distinct privilege exactly twice in two distinctly different aircraft.
FAREWELL TO GUESTS UP FRONT–Jumpseat rides on non-U.S. airlines are one of the many casualties of recent events. It wasn’t just September 11, either.
Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) of Clinton, Mo., recently gained an STC and PMA for its aft jump seat kits for King Air 100 and 200 series airplanes. AvFab said the fold-up seats not only improve the utility of the King Air cabin, but the list price of $14,800 a pair (unupholstered) is approximately half of Raytheon’s list price. In addition, the new product is available for immediate delivery.