About the King Air 350
The Beechcraft Super King Air family, comprised of the Falcon 200 and Falcon 300, is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by Beechcraft. Production of the Beechcraft Super King Air family began in 1974, and it has been in continuous production since then, earning it the accomplishment of being the longest production run of any civilian turboprop in its class. The Falcon 300 first flew in 1983 and began delivery the next year. The Model B300 variant was produced and marketed as the King Air 350. This variant was a stretched model that featured two extra cabin windows each side of the forward fuselage, as well as added winglets.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A engines, the King Air can takeoff with full fuel and maximum passengers at sea level in 126º F. It has an impressively large cabin of 355 cubic feet, seating 9-11 passengers, and features an automated temperature control system. Cabin chairs have been redesigned, and cabin furniture has been upgraded with hot and cold beverage units. The cockpit is equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, including dual-screen primary flight displays, central multifunctional display, and a single flight management system.
The King Air 350 has not been involved in a reported accident in the United States since entering service.