Beechcraft King Air 350
Specs, Operating costs & information
The King Air 350 is the largest and fastest King Air ever constructed. The 350 was originally marketed as the Super King Air 300 – a stretched and more powerful version of the popular Super King Air 200. The 300 was later rebranded to 350 accompanied by increased max takeoff weight (MTOW) of 16,500lbs. Many 350s are used in utilitarian settings such as medivac to take advantage of the monstrous useful load but Beechcraft has worked hard to create a cabin-class interior in the executive configuration.
The current King Air 350 comes standard with a Rockwell Collins Proline 21 flight deck with earlier iterations carrying an EFIS system. The layout is identical to the King Air 250 so transition to the larger King Air is simple (although, a type-rating is required). The King Air has a longer heritage than any other aircraft in its class and for good reason – the combination of comfort, speed and capacity is unmatched.