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Beech King Air B200

RNZAF B200 King Air

Hawker Pacific New Zealand are contracted to supply and maintain the support of four Beech King Air B200 aircraft. The King Air B200PL, high performance turboprop aircraft is used to meet RNZAF training and air lift operational requirements.

Hawker Pacific installed a range of modifications to the aircraft to meet the operational needs of the RNZAF as well as to supplement the factory standard advanced Rockwell Collins Pro-Line 21 avionics suite and Pratt and Whitney PT6 turbo-prop engines.

Aircraft Beech King Air B200
Manufacturer Raytheon
Power plant Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42 Reverse Flow, Free Turbine Engines rated at 850 Shaft Horsepower each, with four bladed Hartzell/Raisbeck propellors
Length 13.33m (43ft 9in)
Wingspan 16.61m (54ft 6in)
Height 4.57m (15ft)
Basic weight 3,700kgs (8,158lbs)
Maximum Take Off weight: 5,670kgs (12,500lbs)
Max payload: 2,010kgs (4,432lbs)
Max range: 3,635km (1,974NM)
Speed range: 500 - 530km/h (270 - 289kts)
Maximum Operational altitude: Sea level to 10,668m (35,000ft)
Endurance Five persons, nominal baggage and fuel = 5 hours 30 minutes
Crew Two pilots for transport operations. One instructor pilot and student pilot for multi-engine pilot training. The King Air is cleared for single-pilot (IFR) operations