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Check Out the Beechcraft King Air 350, a Turboprop Fit For a King

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To this day, Beechcraft’s best-selling aircraft is the Model B300, also known as the King Air 350—the largest and most impressive of the King Air family. With its princely cabin and rugged dependability, this popular turboprop has long attracted the attention of discerning charter flyers. A 2008 update called the 350i added a stretched model option with two additional cabin windows on either side of the forward fuselage and modern winglets on the wingtips. The impressive King Air 350 range of 1,440 nautical miles makes both models ideal for transporting executives or travelers on short-to-midrange flights.

A Bigger, Better Turboprop

As Beechcraft’s biggest airplane, the King Air 350 turboprop has the measurements to impress even seasoned jet setters. The sheer size of the airframe, with a 58-foot wingspan and 17-foot cabin, puts it a step above most turboprops in its ability to handle adverse flying conditions and cut through turbulence. You’d swear you were on a more expensive light jet like the Embraer Phenom 300 or Cessna Citation V. The outboard positioning of the engines is a welcome benefit of the broad wingspan, keeping the cabin—which is large enough for double club seating—much quieter than more tightly constructed models.

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A Cabin Fit For a King

The fourteen large, rounded windows of the King Air 350 interior nearly touch one another, giving each wall the impression of one large, segmented window. Every passenger also has the freedom to select their own level of window polarization, dimming the sun’s intensity to suit their preference.  The restyled double-club cabin chairs of the Beechcraft King 350 feature retractable armrests, recessed headrests, and both inboard and outboard tracking. A soft glow from the geometrically arranged indirect lighting provides soothing overhead ambiance as passengers enjoy a luxurious, quiet, and comfortable in-flight experience.

Premium sound insulation is another highlight, with a 4 dB reduction (to 78-dB) in the Beechcraft King 350i model that is analogous to the quiet ride travelers expect from propeller-free light jets. Check out more of the updated Beechcraft King Air 350i interior in this showcase video.

Legendary Dependability

No consumer turbine airplane can compare with the durability and longevity of the King Air fleet, which is the bestselling turboprop family in the world. Between 1964 and December of 2020, nearly 7,600 King Air turboprops have been delivered worldwide (including over 440 of the King Air 350i in less than a decade). The Super King Air—an older designation for the 300-series—has been in continuous production since 1974, which stands as the longest production run among civilian turbine aircraft in its class. In fact, the King Air 350 has outlasted all previous competitors and the sole other pressurized twin-engine turboprop utility plane now in production is the Piaggio P-180 Avanti. 

This is an aircraft for charter travelers who put a premium on trust. The Beechcraft King Air fleet has amassed an incredible 62 million flight hours in 56 years of predictable, dependable service. As Flying Magazine put it back in 2007, “The Beechcraft King Air 350 is for people who want to make their airplane budget in ink, not pencil.”

Beechcraft King Air 350 Cost & Utilization Trends*

MARKET SUMMARY

 

FLIGHT ACTIVITY (LAST 365 DAYS)

In Operation

305

 

Number of Flights

38,697

For Sale

17

 

Average Distance

307 (nm)

Leased

22

 

Total Distance

11,893,655 (nm)

Asking Price

$1.1M - $3.9M

 

Average Flight Time

1.3 (hrs)

Manufacturer Year

1989 to 2012

 

Total Flight Time

51,918.2 (hrs)

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECT OPERATING COSTS 

(U.S. AVERAGE)

TOTAL FIXED &  DIRECT COSTS 

(NO DEPRECIATION)

Block Speed Statute Miles/Hour

324

 

Cost/Hour

$2,778

Total Cost Per Statute Mile

$6.69

 

Cost/Statute Mile

$8.58

*Data as of March 2021. Based on the flight activity of in-operation aircraft.

Book a Beechcraft King Air 350 With Hangar 7 Aviation

Contact Hangar 7 Aviation and charter a King Air 350 turboprop for the best in efficiency, comfort, and performance on a light charter aircraft. No other turbine airplane can compare to the payload, speed, range, and flexibility of this popular workhorse model. Our agents are excited to work with you on custom travel arrangements that will make your charter flight simple, fast, and stress-free.

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