Beechcraft King Air 350i Gets FAA Approval

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Hawker Beechcraft Corp. said on Wednesday its new Beechcraft King Air 350i twin turboprop has been certified by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency and deliveries have already started. "With the new King Air 350i, our customers are benefiting from the same fuel efficiency and mission flexibility expected from a King Air, while now also enjoying an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art cabin rivaling that of global business jets costing millions more," said HBC Executive Vice President Shawn Vick. "We are pleased to have the King Air 350i in operation in the U.S. and Europe and look forward to additional certifications worldwide soon." The 350i is equipped with a new cabin system by Rockwell Collins that supports various devices such as MP3 players, video-game consoles, and laptop computers. The cabin is also designed to be quiet and easy to reconfigure for various missions. The 2010 standard equipped price is $6,622,100.

The cabin features a 15-inch swing-out video monitor that can show a moving map and other flight info as well as in-flight video. Screens for each seat can also be added. The updated interior includes new seat tailoring and tables, electrochromic window darkeners, LED lighting, increased legroom and optional seat warmers. Click here for more details (PDF file).