The efficient stepping stone for student pilots towards their turbine training

We see the efficiency of the King-Air for the training of our airline pilots in gaining their turbine engine experience with this craft. We believe that the King-Air is one of the best stepping stones for commercial jet pilot in ab-initio training for the multiengine piston aircraft.


General characteristics
Crew: 1-2
Capacity: 8 passengers
Length: 35 ft 6in (10.82 m)
Wingspan: 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m)
Height: 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m)
Wing area: 294 ft2 (27 m2)
Empty weight: 6,702 lb (3040 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 10,100 lb (4580 kg)
Powerplant: 2X Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-21 turboprops, 550 shp (410 kW) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 286 mph (249knots, 461 km/h) at 16,000 ft
Cruise speed: 284 mph (247 knots ,457 km/h)
Stall speed: 90 mph (78 knots, 145 km/h) IAS (flaps down)
Range: 1474 miles (1282nm, 2375km) at economical cruising speed at 24,000ft
Service ceiling: 28,900ft (8,810 m)
Rate of climb: 2,003 ft/min (10.2 m/s)
Wing loading: 34.3 lb/ft2 (170 kg/m2)
Power/mass: 0.099 hp/lb (179 W/kg)

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