January 1964 the first Beechcraft 65-90 took to the air. Based on the piston powered Model 65 Queen Air, the -90 featured the then-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop powerplants in place of the earlier 65’s Lycoming flat-six piston engines. A pressurized model was developed, and was designated the King Air 90. The variants that followed included the stretched King Air 100, and the further-stretched Super King Air 200 which was certificated in 1973. The Super King Air 200 had a greater wingspan, increased operating weights, increased fuel capacity, and also introduced the venerable T-tail now seen on all larger King Air models. In May 1980, the model B200, which featured the PT6A-42 engine and a bleed air system which increased cabin pressurization to 6.5 psi. went into production. The King Air 300 is an updated more powerful version of the B200 series, and was replaced by the further improved King Air 350. The 300LW model was developed as a “Light Weight” version in this long running and successful line of corporate and utility transports. The max weight was reduced for the 300LW, intended to minimize the effects of weight based airways user fees, particularly in Europe.
The King Air 300LW is powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A turboprop engines rated at 1,050 shp each, driving four blade, full feathering, reversible constant speed propellers. Engine inspection interval is 3,600 hours.
A typical installation for the King Air 300LW includes dual Collins VHF 22A comms, dual VIR 32 navs, dual DME, dual ADF 60A, Collins FDS85 flight director system, Collins APS65 autopilot, and Sperry 300 color weather radar.
The King Air 300LW is a pressurized, twin-engine turboprop business aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a T-tail and aft ventral fin. It has retractable tricycle landing gear with dual wheels on each main unit. A large airstair door is located on the aft port side of the fuselage.
The King Air 300LW can be configured in a variety of seating arrangements, but is commonly configured for eight passengers in a combination of a club and individual or divan seating. The lavatory is located aft of the main seating, and a large baggage compartment occupies the aft cabin. Cabin height is 4.8ft., cabin width is 4.5ft. And length is 16.7ft.
|General||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|Category||Multiengine Turboprop < 12,500 lbs.|
|Years Aircraft Manufactured||1991 – 1994|
|Serial Number Range||FA-063 – FA-228|
|Retail High Price||$2,450,000.00 / 1,922,515.00€|
|Retail Low Price||$2,000,000.00 / 1,569,400.00€|
|Characteristics||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|External Dimensions (ft)||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||16.7|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||4.5/4.1|
|Baggage||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|Power||King Air 300LW, BE-300LW|
|Engines||2 P&WC PT6A-60A|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||1,050shp|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|