King Air 350 Gets New Nose


Textron Aviation has introduced a new utility nose option for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. The new nose adds 12 cubic feet of storage space capable of holding up to 250 pounds of additional payload. The utility nose can be used on King Air 350 variants including the 350C cargo version and 350ER extended range model. The modification is FAA-certified and compatible with both the PT6A-60A and PT6A-67A engines.

“This modification is a response to customer interest in optimizing the flexibility of our King Air 350 platform—equipping the aircraft with additional space for baggage or for special mission applications—and increasing loading configurations,” said Textron Vice President of Defense & Special Missions Sales Bob Gibbs. “The Beechcraft King Air offers the widest range of mission capabilities of our broad product lineup, and we remain committed to continuously enhancing the platform to ensure our customers have the capability to succeed, no matter the mission.”

According to Textron, more than 7500 King Airs have been delivered since the model’s introduction in 1964. Over the last 55 years, the King Air fleet has logged more than 60 million flight hours.

Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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