Quick-change cargo system boosts flexibility of King Air for RVL Group


A quick-change cargo system developed by Aerospace Resources has been installed on a Beechcraft King Air B200 that was acquired by RVL Group in May 2020. The system facilitates conversion of the cabin from an eight-seat passenger layout to a configuration enabling the transport of up to 1,500 lb of cargo. The transformation is possible in under 60 minutes.

The cargo floor being fitted

“The new system adds significantly to RVL’s flexibility, not only increasing our overall freight capacity but also providing us with a cargo aircraft that is quicker and has a greater range, as well as one better able to operate in poor weather,” said David Lacy, head of business development. “The Aerospace Resources conversion system provides us with the flexibility to carry time-critical, high-value, low-volume goods – very much an expanding market – and afterwards rapidly return the King Air to its standard eight-seat commuter configuration.”

The aircraft in passenger configuration

The new aircraft is the fourth King Air in operation with RVL. It has seen extensive use since joining the fleet, moving business travellers, medical teams and engineering crews. RVL Group is based at the East Midlands Airport cargo hub in the UK.

Operating and maintaining its own fleet of 16 aircraft, RVL Group provides services to a range of private and public-sector clients and offers expertise in areas as diverse as aerial surveillance and survey, ad-hoc and long-term passenger and cargo charter, temporary and permanent aircraft modifications and aerial spraying of pollution dispersants. RVL Group and its wholly owned subsidiaries are holders of various UK, European and US regulatory approvals to conduct almost all types of aerial activity and full maintenance on a wide range of aircraft and components.

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