Latest King Air receives type certification

PUBLISHED: 14:20 09 November 2020

Almost eight thousand Beechcraft King Airs turboprops have been built since 1964

Almost eight thousand Beechcraft King Airs turboprops have been built since 1964

Textron Aviation? 2020

Type Certification has been granted by the Federal Aviation Administration for its newest flagship twin turboprop, the Beechcraft King ir 360/360ER

Textron Aviation has announced Type Certification has been granted by the Federal Aviation Administration for its newest flagship twin turboprop, the Beechcraft King ir 360/360ER.

Customer deliveries will commence in the coming weeks.

Among the key features of the King Air 360 cockpit is the addition of the Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle, which automatically manages engine power. Another important update in the cockpit is the new digital pressurization controller, which automatically schedules cabin pressurisation during both climb and descent, ‘reducing pilot workload and increasing overall passenger comfort’.

The 360 offers a cabin pressure altitude of 5,960ft at a typical cruising altitude of 27,000ft−more than ten per cent lower when compared to its previous version, the King Air 350i.

Nearly 7,600 Beechcraft King Air turboprops have been delivered to customers around the world since 1964, making it the best-selling business turboprop in the world.

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