The first Beechcraft 65-90 took to the air in January 1964. Based on the Model 65 Queen Air, the -90 featured the then-new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop powerplants in place of the Lycoming flat-six piston engines. A pressurized model was developed, designated the King Air 90. Many variants followed, including 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 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 and remained an offering through 2007 with over 2000 aircraft manufactured. In 2008 the B200GT was introduced with the PT6A-52 engine specifically designed for the aircraft, which improved climb capability and increased cruise speed.
The King Air B200GT is powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 turboprop engines flat-rated at 850shp to ISA + 37C, each driving a McCauley four-bladed, full-feathering, reversible, constant-speed propeller. Engine inspection interval is 3,600 hours.
The King Air B200GT instrument panel features Collins Proline 21 fully integrated avionics along with the latest in safety- and capability-enhancing equipment including IFIS, TCAS, EGPWS, with E-charts and RVSM.
The King Air B200GT 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 unit. An airstair door is located aft of the wing on the port side of the fuselage. The 200 series King Air has the same fuselage as its predecessor the B100, but its longer wings, improved engines and many of its systems are new. Engineers have taken measures to significantly reduce cabin noise levels in later model B200’s. In addition tuned dynamic vibration absorbers mounted at strategic points throughout the airframe have reduced sound levels by as much as 5.4 dB in the center of the cabin and 15.8 dB in the cockpit.
Standard configuration of the King Air B200 is for eight passengers in an arrangement with a club plus four individual seats. A ten-passenger configuration is available in which a two-place divan is located aft of the copilot seat, a single seat is behind the pilot’s position, a four-seat club is aft of those seats, and a lavatory seat and two fold-down seats occupy the aft cabin area. A 55.3 cubic foot baggage area and private lavatory are located in the aft cabin area. Cabin dimensions are 4.8ft.high, 4.5ft. wide, and 16.7ft. in length. cabin volume is 303 cubic feet).
|General||King Air B200GT|
|Category||Multiengine Turboprop < 12,500 lbs.|
|Years Aircraft Manufactured||2008 – 2011|
|Serial Number Range||BY 1 – BY122|
|Retail High Price||$5,395,000.00 / 4,233,456.50€|
|Retail Low Price||$4,500,000.00 / 3,531,150.00€|
|Characteristics||King Air B200GT|
|External Dimensions (ft)||King Air B200GT|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||King Air B200GT|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||16.7/16.7|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||8.2/7.2|
|Baggage||King Air B200GT|
|Power||King Air B200GT|
|Engines||2 P&WC PT6A-52|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||850/ISA+37|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|