King Air 350 rules the skies
True to its iconic name, the King Air 350 aircraft is the world’s most popular business turboprop aircraft with its legendary performance that includes more payload, greater range, a comfortable and roomy ‘squared-oval’ pressurized cabin that provides more shoulder room than the typical light jet, and an automated temperature control system. val Cabin
The nearly 20-foot-long cabin is four and a half feet wide and nearly five feet tall. A typical cabin layout features eight slide/swivel and reclining seats in a pair of club-four arrangements with worktables that deploy from the sidewalls.
It also features two extra windows on each side of the forward fuselage, as well as added winglets.
|It is equipped with Wi-Fi, Iridium satphone, and the Rockwell Collins Venue in-flight entertainment system.
An Ultra Electronics UltraQuiet active noise control system reduces the in-flight noise to under 80dB(A) in the passenger cabin. It cancels propeller noise by introducing sound waves that are of equal frequency and amplitude but are of opposite phase to the unwanted noise.
Altogether the King Air 350 offers 1,150 pounds and 71 cubic feet of baggage capacity.
At normal temperatures and field elevations, you can operate safely from runways shorter than 4,000 feet, fully loaded. It has a range of 1,806 nautical miles and can cruise at 312 knots in the mid-20s and elevate up to 35,000 feet.
For missions up to 600 miles, the King Air 350 gets you there within a couple of minutes for a whole lot less money.
The King Air 350’s wing is certified for infinite life. It is built to commuter-category standards, which provide for added levels of safety and redundancy on critical systems, including the electrical.
If one of the two engines fails, its propeller automatically “feathers” to cut drag, and the rudder is simultaneously boosted to compensate for the asymmetric thrust.
You can load up all eight passenger seats in its typical cabin configuration and full fuel and take off under most circumstances and land the aircraft at its maximum takeoff weight, a testament to the 350’s robust landing gear.
These features contribute why the King Air 350 has not been involved in a reported accident in the United States since entering service.