King Air 200 Turboprop
The King Air 200 is mainly used for transport and utility. However, it can be used as a passenger jet. It has a wingspan of 16.61 meters and a length of 13.36 meters. The craft went into production in 1964, and there are more than seventeen models. The free turbine engines are rated at 1,050shp each. The plane is a workhorse among small planes. In 1981, the design underwent an upgrade that made improvements in performance and functionality.
The aircraft has a maximum speed of 540 kilometers per hour and a range of 3,442 kilometers. It takes a runway of at least 567 meters to take off and land the plane. This makes it especially favorable for going to remote locations with small runways. This feature is extremely desirable whether transporting passengers, cargo, or gathering data.
The craft is appropriate for civil and military applications. It is often flown to transport cargo and people to remote regions. The military equips the craft with surface search radar and does aerial mapping and photography. The expanded cabin can accommodate up to nine seats. The rear door has stairs or easy access. In 1990, the thirteen passenger model with belly baggage pod was introduced. The model was appealing to the private and charter community.
There are so many of these aircraft that customizing them is easier than other aircraft. There are many specialized solutions for a variety of applications. It is also easy to repair and obtain replacement parts. Again, due to the high number of operating aircraft in use manufacturers keep parts on hand. This aircraft is exceedingly popular with over 6,600 in use throughout a variety of applications.
King Air 200 Interior