Beechcraft King Air E90 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Beechcraft King Air E90 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Beechcraft King Air E90
AIRCRAFT NAME
King Air E90
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Beechcraft
RANGE
730 nm
SPEED
244 kts
PASSENGERS
5 people
ACQUISITION COST
$520000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-28 2
AVIONICS
Collins Proline 21
WINGSPAN
50.2 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 Model 90s have seen their way through the alphabet with the 90, A90, B90, C90, D90 (not built), E90, F90 and H90 (also not built). The Model 90 was first certificated in 1959. The E-90 is a C90 with more powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 engines and a higher gross weight. The E-90 was produced from 1974 to 1980.
 
The King Air 90s seat five and have aft-lavatories, a nice feature in a small turboprop. The cabin is not round and is shaped more like a loaf of bread, which gives passengers more shoulder room.