February 21, 2017 Wichita, KS: PWI and Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, have signed an agreement to include PWI’s LED product lines in Textron Aviation’s new Aftermarket Product Catalog. The product lines include PWI’s drop-in LED reading lights and Beechcraft King Air Retrofit (KAR) Kits, which are LED upgrade kits for a King Air’s cabin lighting. Textron Aviation’s Aftermarket Product Catalog is available to all King Air MROs and owners.

PWI’s King Air Retrofit (KAR) Kits are available in two models: the KAR 200, which can be applied to King Air 90, 100, and 200 series, and the KAR 300, which can go on the 300, B300, and B300C series. The KAR 200, which is a replacement for the lighting over the cabin windows, and the KAR 300, which replaces the centerline overhead lights, offer many advantages over fluorescent lighting, such as reducing weight by about half, 40% lower system operating temperature, a life span of over 100,000 hours, and acts as a direct fit, form, and function replacement for the current lighting system.

PWI’s LED drop-in reading lights come in four models currently: the 303X, which has PMA; the 1495 and 1308, which are completed products awaiting PMA approval; and the 1683, which is nearing the end of its prototype phase. They offer significant advantages over the existing lights, namely that the LED lights feature PWI’s exclusive heat-eliminating technology that makes the LED lights cool to the touch, have a very long operating life, and no EMI.

This will allow King Air owners worldwide to upgrade their aircraft with PWI- lighting systems,” says Robi Lorik, President of PWI.

PWI and Textron Aviation will be co-hosting a webinar to further explain the products to potential customers, with a Q&A to follow. The webinar’s date is still to be announced.

PWI and Textron Aviation have enjoyed a long relationship, which is further strengthened with the addition of PWI to the company’s Catalog.

PWI will be attending the upcoming AEA convention in New Orleans on March 14-16, 2017, at Booth 621, or at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas on October 10-12, 2017. For more information, please feel free to contact PWI at 316-942-2811 or contact the President, Robi Lorik, at robi@pwi-e.com. You can also visit our website at pwi-e.com.