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Air Corps Fleet - BeechCraft SuperKing Air 200

Introduction

The Air Corps operates one Beechcraft Kingair 200. This aircraft entered service in 1980 and operates seven days a week carrying out a wide variety of roles for the Air Corps.

In addition to its transport role, the Beechcraft Kingair is utilised to a large extent in the multi-engine, multi-crew training scenario for both cadet pilots and qualified pilots. It provides an excellent platform for imparting essential multi-engine flight characteristics and Multi-Crew Co-ordination techniques to students before progressing onto other multi engine, multi crew aircraft in the fleet.

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Roles


BeechCraft Statistics
Aircraft Type Beech King Air 200
Role(s) Presidential, Ministerial, Military and VIP transport, Air ambulance & pilot training
Crew 2 Pilots, 1 Flight Attendant and upto 7 Passengers
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41 turbo props
Wing Span 16.61 metres (54 feet, 6 inches)
Height 4.57 metres (15 feet)
Length 13.34 metres (43 feet 9 inches)
Armament Not Applicable
Entered Service 1980

BeechCraft Performance
Max T/O Weight 5,675 kilogrammes (12,500 pounds)
Service Ceiling 31,000 feet
Cruise Speed 240 knots
Maximum Speed 256 knots
Endurance 5 hours, 30 minutes (Plus reserves)
Range 1,300 nautical miles