The King Air 350 aircraft are configured in double club. Several said their aircraft are fitted with belted potty seats. Some companies occasionally use one or both optional jump seats in the aft cargo compartment.
The average trip is 150 mi., and for others, the mean is 870 mi. Many of these aircraft work as corporate shuttles.
Dollar for dollar, it's a great airplane. The 300 has good short-field performance, great speed for a turboprop, and companies can fill all the seats [without reducing range]."
The emerging light-to- medium jets are going to offer the 300 and 350 stiff competition. Many operators said they are carefully watching the Learjet 45, Citation Excel and Raytheon Premier I programs.