Raytheon Beechcraft King Air 300 & 350

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeTurboprop powered corporate and utility aircraft
  • PowerplantsTwo 783kW (1050shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A60A turboprops driving four blade constant speed Hartzell propellers.
  • Performance300 - Max cruising speed 583km/h (315kt), economical cruising speed 568km/h (307kt). Initial rate of climb 2844ft/min. Range with max fuel and reserves 3630km (1960nm). 300LW - Same except for max initial rate of climb 3277ft/min. 350 - Max speed 584km/h (315kt), max cruising speed 576km/h (311kt), typical cruising speed 558km/h (301kt). Initial rate of climb 2731ft/min. Range with four passengers and reserves 3763km (2031nm).
  • Weights300 - Empty 3850kg (8490lb), max takeoff 6350kg (14,000lb). 300LW - Empty same, max takeoff 5670kg (12,500lb). 350 - Empty 4096kg (9030lb), max takeoff 6805kg (15,000lb).
  • Dimentions300 & 300LW - Wing span 16.61m (54ft 6in), length 13.36m (43ft 10in), height 4.37m (14ft 4in). Wing area 28.2m2 (303sq ft). 350 - Wing span 17.65m (57ft 11in), length 14.22m (46ft 8in), height 4.37m (14ft 4in). Wing area 28.8m2 (310.0sq ft).
  • Capacity300 - One or two pilots on flightdeck, with standard layout for six passengers in main cabin. Alternative high density seating for 15 (including pilot). 350 - Typical passenger seating for eight in main cabin, optional seating for an extra two, plus one in toilet compartment and one on flightdeck next to the pilot, making a total of 13.
  • Production219 King Air 300s were built when production ended in 1991. Production of the 300LW ceased in 1994 after 35 had been built. Over 220 King Air 350s delivered.

The King Air 300 is an upgraded rendition of the effective B200 arrangement, and it itself was supplanted by the further enhanced King Air 350, the most recent model in this long running and fruitful line of corporate and utility transports.

Outline of an enhanced improvement of the effective King Air B200 started in August 1981, the 14 month plan exertion climaxing in the first flight of the modernized 300 model in October the accompanying year. Enhancements to the B200 were a lot of people, with the primary change being the establishment of all the more capable Pt6a60a turboprops set up of the 42s of the prior model. Different progressions included reprofiled and all the more aeromechanically clean motor cowls and depletes and broadened wing heading edges, in addition to minor inward changes. Both discharge and max takeoff weights were likewise expanded.

The max weight was decreased for the 300lw or `light Weight', expected to minimize the impacts of weight based aviation routes client expenses, especially in Europe. The 300at was a carrier pilot coach.

The King Air 300 has been supplanted by the 350, its significant upgrades being an extended fuselage protracted by 86cm (2ft 10in) and the expansion of winglets. The most recent part of the King Air family, it had its first flight in 1988, and has been in generation since late 1989. The King Air 350c peculiarities a builtin airstair and a 132 x 132cm (52 x 52in) cargo entryway. The 350 is additionally accessible in a scope of unique missions and military variations.

The `super' prefix was dropped from the King Air name in 1996.

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