New Engines for Improved Performance At the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference in Dubai on 6 December, Beechcraft announced enhancements to the KING AIR 350 aircraft aimed at suiting it for the special mission role.
New Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A engines will provide improved performance for the KING AIR 350HW and 350ER variants. Additionally, the maximum take-off weight for both aircraft has now been increased to 17,500 pounds. Both enhancements are offered as options for new aircraft and can also be provided as aftermarket modifications.
“The KING AIR 350 platform is renowned as a worldwide mission enabler and these optional enhancements will offer customers added performance and payload for special mission operations,” said Bob Gibbs, Vice President of Special Mission Aircraft. “We have successfully modified a fleet of NATO air force-operated KING AIR 350ER aircraft with these upgrades, and we are excited to offer these options to provide more value to our special mission customers.”