King Air 350 Turboprop
Beginning in 1988, the Beech King Air 350, manufactured and marketed by the Beech Aircraft Corporation, entered the business jet industry to much fanfare and anticipation. Beech Aircraft's reputation had been well established since the early 1960's. And today, Beechcraft (the latest surname of the King Air's parent company) still claims the top spot in sales in the business aircraft industry.
Overall, more than 500 King Air 350 jets have been produced. But it is a little known fact in the industry that the King Air 350 had a previous designation, the Super King Air B300 series.
The name of the aircraft may have changed as many times as its parent corporation. Nonetheless, the King Air 350 remains in production to this vary day under the designation King Air 350i. Other King Air models which have found continued success include the B200, B200GT, B300, and the latest in the King Air line the C90GTx.
The reputation of this twin turbo propeller is well-deserved, particularly among business travelers. The King Air 350 was among the first aircraft to deploy the UltraQuiet active noise canceling system as a standard feature on all models in the passenger's cabin.
Developed by Ultra Electronics, UltraQuiet effectively cancels out the acoustic disturbance caused by the aircraft's propeller blades to under 80dB. The cabin's unique interior design is equally as accommodating as the aircraft's UltraQuiet mechanism. Eight passengers can sit quite comfortably in the aircraft's belly.
Last but not least, and perhaps the best specification of all, the King Air 350 features two top-of-the-line Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A reverse flow turboprop engines. So, it is no wonder why the King Air 350 series continues to lead the business travel industry.
King Air 350 Interior