Beechcraft King Air 250 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft King Air 250 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft King Air 250
AIRCRAFT NAME
King Air 250
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
RANGE
636 nm
SPEED
310 kts
PASSENGERS
7 people
ACQUISITION COST
$5000000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-52 2
AVIONICS
Collins Proline 21 Fusion
WINGSPAN
57.8 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Beechcraft King Air series has its roots in the Twin Bonanza of 1951. That aircraft model was enlarged and re-engined to become the Model 65 Queen Air. The Queen Air design changed to incorporate a swept tail and pressurization. With the addition of Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines, the Queen Air became the Model 90 King Air. The King Air 90 led to the stretched King Air 100, which in turn had a T-Tail added to become the King Air 200.
 
The B200SE is a special edition B200 with fewer options, more basic avionics and a reduced base price over the B200—essentially a price leader.
 
The 200s seat six and include aft-lavatories. The cabin is not round and is shaped more like a loaf of bread, which gives passengers more shoulder room. The King Air 200/B200 is a stable, reliable, versatile aircraft. While there are other aircraft that are faster, bigger, or less expensive, the 200 series King Airs offer an ideal combination of all three.
 
The King Air 250 was introduced at the 2010 NBAA convention in Atlanta, GA. The most obvious differences from the B200 are the composite winglets and propellers. Engine induction modifications were also made and contribute to the 250’s increased performance. At maximum gross takeoff weight, the takeoff distance over a 50-foot obstacle from a sea-level airport is 400 feet shorter than the B200GT. Takeoff performance from a 5,000-foot airport is even better and is 700 feet shorter than the B200GT. The shorter runway capability adds access to airports previously unavailable to previous King Air 200 models.