Beechcraft King Air 350 - Charter info
The Beechcraft King Air 350 is a turboprop private jet designed for business aviation. In its class, it is the most ecologically friendly aircraft available and is more spacious than the Citation Mustang. Here at Private Jet Charter we love all aircraft, and the King Air 350 is a great example of a Turboprop within our fleet, read more below.
Facts about the Beechcraft King Air 350 Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Turboprop
Range: 1,600 Nautical Miles (2,981.7 km)
Crew: Captain & First Officer
Cabin dimensions: Length 14ft 11in (4.45m), Width 6ft 08in (2.03m), Height 5ft 08 (1.73m)
Luggage capacity: 67 cubic feet (1.9m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The King air 350 was introduced in 1990. It was derived from the model 300 the successor to the 200 series. The builder, Hawker Beechcraft has already sold more than 3500 aircraft in the 200 and 300 series! The cost of the latest version, the King Air 350i is only 7.5 million dollars.
The length of the plane is 46.6 feet, its width is 57.9 feet and its height is 14.3 feet. The cabin (starting from the cockpit) is 19.5 feet long and 4.5 feet wide. You will have to bow your head walking around the cabin as the headroom in only 4.6 feet.
The maximum fuel capacity of the newest version is fairly small, yet at the same time plenty, at 3600 pounds. Empty, a King Air 350 weighs around 8900 pounds. It can take off as heavy as 15000 pounds. It is equipped with 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A turbofan engines of 783 KW of power. It is very powerful for a turboprop!
The King Air 350 can land on as little as 2700 feet of runways after flying for more than 5 hours. It only needs, 3300 feet to take off. It can cover distances as long as 1600 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 313 knots. Its maximum operating altitude is 35000 feet.
Beechcraft qualifies its King Air 350i’s cockpit as the “most advanced turboprop in the world”. They fitted the cockpit with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ integrated avionics suite to make it easy to handle and simplify training. As on the most modern business jets, tasks can be handled through LCD displays (the cockpit has three 8 inches by 10 inches LCD displays). The cabin shape has been design to give more room for sitting passengers. It has a distinct “squared oval” shape that leaves plenty of room for your shoulder or for cargo when the aircraft is used in a cargo configuration.
Vibrations and sound a reduced as much as possible (78 dBA). The King Air 350 is not only silent, but also rugged and flexible. It can land on any kind of runway and reach virtually any airport. It boasts great operating costs derived from its enhanced aerodynamics and outranges all its competitors. It can fly in harsh weather conditions almost unhindered thanks to its two Pratt & Whitney Canada engines that are also powerful enough to allow the plane to climb 2730 feet per minute to reach higher altitudes with lower air resistance faster, for even more cost effectiveness.
Travelling in a King Air 350
The cabin of the King air 350 can seat up to 9 passengers. It has many different personalisation options so if you plan on buying your own; expect to spend some time with a designer to choose the best arrangement. Beechcraft has patented its own Flexcabin™ design which allows faster reconfiguration of the seats when you want to either seat more passengers or make more room. Seat warmers are also available as an option.
The new entertainment system allows you to plug your laptop, smart phone or other media seamlessly and the vanishing worktables also allow you to choose between work, entertainment or leg room at will. The LED lighting provides you with smooth light but if you would like to, it is also possible to darken the windows to darken the cabin and relax in a more comfortable setting. The King Air 350 really is the “smartest business aircraft value”.
You can read more about the King Air 350 and Hawker Beechcraft on their official website.
Photos courtesy of beechcraft.com