A class leader in the turboprop arena, Hawker Beechcraft’s King Air has been a big seller since 1964. With its new offering King Air 350i, Hawker Beechcraft introduces a transformation of a corporate workhorse into an efficient luxury aircraft. The $6.6 million King Air 350i serves a competitive choice with its luxurious features and furnishes. King Air 350i adopts Rockwell Collin’s venue cabin infotainment integrated management system, which is designed from the outset to handle the media of today-iPods, XM Satellite Radio, CDs and Blu-ray DVDs, X-Boxes and Play Stations playing on multiple high definition screens with home theater quality sound.
Being billed as most luxurious, most comfortable and most capable turbine craft, the company compares it with Range Rover. They also claim that its extensive soundproofing measure will reduce the typical of most light jets and turboprop’s average cabin noise from the 82dBA to 78dBA. The company calls this its Serenity System, and it adds quarter-inch-thick skin dampening material, dynamic sound absorbers and an interior shell that floats on vibration-isolating absorbers worth 4 dB in noise reduction.
Without making any sacrifice with comfort or style, the plane provides for a cabin with improved advancement in technology and flexibility, which seats up to 9 passengers in the morning and then for the afternoon by removing one seat and replacing it with an ottoman can be reconfigured into VIP shuttle for 2. Adding to the ambience of the cabin is the LED lightening and electro chromic window.
Pratt and Whitney Canada engines enable it to take off from short 3’000 ft grass airfield and also offer a lower seat-per-mile cost on an atypical 300 nautical-mile trip when all the seats are filled. Well equipped and fuel efficient airplane that can move 55 percent more payload per gallon of fuel, Beechcraft King Air leads in capabilities and sales.
The new generation King Air 350i with luxurious interiors, entertainment equipped cabins, efficiency and payload delivers high performance and value.