The King Air 350 and 350i are twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by Beechcraft, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation. Both models are popular in the business aviation market due to their reliability, versatility, and low operating costs.
The King Air 350i has been popularized by private jet membership company Wheels Up, which operates over 70 of the type.
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 8
1,440 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
56 cubic feet
Dedicated Jet Card:
A new Beechcraft King Air 350 is listed at $8 million
The King Air 350 was introduced in 1984 as an upgraded version of the King Air 300. In 2009, Beechcraft introduced an upgraded version of the King Air 350, known as the King Air 350i. It featured a new cabin layout with additional headroom and legroom and improved noise insulation. The King Air 350i remains in production today, with over 800 aircraft delivered to customers worldwide. In 2019, parent Textron Aviation the King Air 360.
The King Air 350 cabin has a height of 4.8 feet, a width of 4.5 feet, a length of 19.2 feet, and a standard seating capacity of eight passengers. A fully enclosed lavatory is in the rear.
The King Air 350 and 350i are powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A turboprop engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 312 knots (359 mph) and a range of up to 1,806 nautical miles (2,080 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 16,500 pounds and a maximum altitude of 35,000 feet.
New price for a King Air 350i is around $8 million with older versions starting around $3 million.
The full-fuel payload is 1,534 pounds, which it can carry over 1,500 nm at normal cruise. If you need additional range, the King Air 350ER features nacelle-mounted fuel tanks that provide 1,580 pounds of additional fuel and extends the range by 700 nm, along with higher weight limits. No wonder individuals, corporations and government agencies operate these airplanes with such a large operational envelope as it offers amazing utility.
Twin & Turbine
The Beech King Air 350 is for people who want to make their airplane budget in ink, not pencil. Its rugged design, more than 40 years of heritage and robust systems make the 350 one of the most dependable and predictable turbine airplanes around. The entire King Air fleet has logged an estimated 40 million flight hours since the first one was delivered in 1964, and more than 6,000 have been built.
Some aircraft don’t merely carve a niche for themselves, they create a legacy. This comes about through the successful mating of a quality airframe and powerplant, through sound design philosophy and through longevity. The King Air range is very much one such aircraft with more than 7,300 of its many variants taking to the skies over more than 50 years.