Japanese Aviation services company Nakanihon Air Service placed an order for a Beechcraft King Air B200 at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China on Monday. Nakanihon will use the the aircraft for multi-purpose missions, including maritime patrol, emergency medical service and passenger transportation.
Beechcraft did not disclose the financial details of the B200 order, which is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2014. The new B200 will join Nakanihon's current fleet which includes two B200s that have been in service since 1994.
The company has seen an increase in orders for its King Air turboprops in recent years, as operators and government agencies look to take advantage of its versatility providing air ambulance services, maritime surveillance and flight training.