A look at two rejuvenation programs for senior citizen turboprops
Some repair and overhaul shops, sensing opportunity, are providing attractive package deals to turboprop owners and operators. By combining a scheduled heavy inspection with an avionics upgrade, a new interior and new paint — plus maybe an engine upgrade to boot — a shop can roll out the virtual equivalent of a new aircraft at a fraction of the factory cost. At Yingling Aviation in Wichita, it was a bolt from the blue that launched the company on an upgrade program for Cessna Conquest ...
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