The new Raisbeck Engineering Learjet 60 aft fuselage locker is a centerpiece of the Raisbeck exhibit this year at the NBAA convention (Booth No. 7937). According to sales manager Tobin Shackelford, the locker is in the final stages of certification and the first units are expected to go into service in the first quarter 2011. The locker is incorporated into the lower aft fuselage.
The new Raisbeck Engineering Learjet 60 aft fuselage locker made its Labace debut as part of the Bombardier exhibit. The locker’s two compartments provide 25 cu ft of stowage volume outside the cabin and a 300-pound capacity. According to sales manager Tobin Shackelford, the modification does not affect the airplane’s performance. The first factory optional lockers are expected to enter service in next year’s first quarter.
Raisbeck Engineering of Seattle, Wash. (Booth No. 2273), has just finished initial flight testing of a composite, aerodynamic shape representing an in-development, aft-fuselage locker for the Learjet 60/60XR and is showing it here in Orlando. The flight testing of the locker shape, completed last month, confirmed that it creates no additional drag or performance penalties when installed on the aircraft.
Starting this month, retro crown doors will be available for the King Air 200/B200/300/B300. According to a spokesman for Raisbeck Engineering, the doors are designed to be compatible with the company’s nacelle wing lockers for the King Air 200 and 300. The initial price for the retro crown door kit is $9,250 not including installation.
Raisbeck Engineering’s nacelle wing lockers are now standard equipment on production Beechcraft King Air 350s, starting with S/N FL-402. The Raisbeck lockers, previously a factory option, join the company’s dual aft body strakes as standard equipment on production King Air 350s.
A new nacelle wing locker called the Raisbeck Crown Locker has been approved for installation on the King Air C90/E90/C90GT and 200/B200/300/350.