"Charter an Airplane, KING AIR 200"

nbaa, king air 200 cabin
In January 1964 the first Beechcraft 65-90 took to the air. Based on the piston-engined Model 65 Queen Air.

The -90 featured the then-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop powerplants in place of the earlier 65’s Lycoming flat-six piston engines.

A pressurized model was developed, and was designated the King Air 90. Many variants followed, including the stretched King Air 100.

The further-stretched Super King Air 200 which was certificated in 1973.

The Super King Air 200 had a greater wingspan, increased operating weights, increased fuel capacity, and also introduced the venerable T-tail now seen on all larger King Air models.

In May 1980, the model B200, which featured the PT6A-42 engine and a bleed air sytem which increased cabin pressurization to 6.5 psi.

This went into production and remained an offering through 2007 with over 2000 aircraft manufactured.

The King Air B200 is powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 turboprop engines flat-rated at 850shp to ISA + 26C.

Each driving a McCauley four-bladed, full-feathering, reversible, constant-speed propeller. Engine inspection interval is 3,600 hours.

The King Air B200 instrument panel includes the two-tube Collins EFIS-84, with the attitude display positioned above the nav display, and Collins APS-65H.

The optional five-inch EFIS-85 and WXR-840 weather radar, and EFS 74 nav display for the copilot’s panel, dual Collins Pro Line II comm/nav/ident radios with DME and dual glideslope, and Collins WXR-840 color weather radar.

The King Air B200 is a pressurized, twin-engine turboprop business aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a T-tail and aft ventral fin.

It has retractable tricycle landing gear with dual wheels on each unit. An air stair door is located aft of the wing on the port side of the fuselage.

The 200 series King Air has the same fuselage as its predecessor the B100 but its longer wings, engines and many of its systems are new.

The prospective buyer must determine how much extra fuel he is willing to burn to save half an hour en route.

There are other turboprop advantages. These aircraft are not banned from certain noise-sensitive airports.

A turboprop can be flown by a single pilot; jets must be operated by a crew of two.

Other features of the relatively new aircraft are comfort, an extremely quiet cabin, extraordinary stability, excellent control response and beauty.

There’s no denying that the T-tail gives the Super King Air a long, lean, aesthetically pleasing profile.

The Super King Air is a “go anywhere, go anytime” airplane and is certificated for flight into known icing conditions.

"King Air 200 Private Jet Charter"
king air 200 cabin

When the original Model 90 King Air was introduced, it was difficult to imagine how the basic design could be substantially improved. But it has been.


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