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Monday, July 20, 2015

Beechcraft’s King Air 250 with Upped Avionics Cleared for Delivery

Juliet Van Wagenen

Beechcraft King Air 250 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh where it is making its North American debut
Beechcraft King Air 250 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh where it is making its North American debut. Photo: Textron

[Avionics Today 07-20-2015] The FAA has awarded Beechcraft type certification for the latest version of its new production Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop fitted with Pro Line fusion avionic systems as well as new cabin enhancements. The certification allows deliveries of the aircraft to begin this quarter.

The company expects certification for the Pro Line Fusion-equipped King Air 350i/ER to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by the King Air C90GTx in the first half of 2016.

“We are pleased to put the upgraded King Air 250 in the hands of our customers so quickly after announcement two months ago,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president of Turboprop Aircraft and Interior Design. “This aircraft brings the latest technology to the cockpit and cabin allowing pilots and passengers alike to experience the Beechcraft King Air in a whole new way. EAA Airventure is a great venue for attendees to experience firsthand the investments we are making in this proven platform.”

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