Beechcraft King Air A100 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft King Air A100 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft King Air A100
AIRCRAFT NAME
King Air A100
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
RANGE
886 nm
SPEED
250 kts
PASSENGERS
6 people
ACQUISITION COST
$400000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-28 2
AVIONICS
Garmin Generic
WINGSPAN
45.9 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.
 
The 100 and A100 have Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 engines, while the B100 has Honeywell (Garrett) TPE 331-6 engines. The B100 offered more powerful engines over the A100 and was the only King Air produced without Pratt & Whitney engines. Neither model was as popular as the 200/B200 series. The 200/B200s have more payload and higher gross weights than the 100s. The 100s 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.