Comparing King Airs

The most popular turboprop ever created, Beechcraft's King Airs are best known for the generous size of their cabins (bigger than many jets), their operating efficiency and their incredible reliability. Produced continuously since 1964, King Airs have earned a fierce loyalty among both passengers and pilots.

There are three basic King Air series that were produced after 1984: the 90 series, the 200 series and the 350 series. Although Beechcraft has made numerous improvements and modifications to these aircraft over time, there are 12 specific models that we have compared below.

For a more detailed discussion about the variety of King Airs, please read our article titled Buying a King Air.

To determine which King Air would be right for your mission and budget, feel free to speak with one of C&J Aviation's King Air experts.

Aircraft
Fuel/hr
Maint. + Parts/hr
Eng. Restore/hr
Variable Cost/hr
Variable Cost/nm
Fixed Cost/yr
Variable Cost/yr
Total Cost/yr
Cabin Height (ft)
Cabin Width (ft)
Cabin Length (ft)
Seats (Crew/Pass)
Baggage Int. (ft3)
Fuel (lbs.)
Payload Full Fuel (lbs.)
Payload Maximum (lbs.)
Engine Model
TBO
HOTS
Year First Produced
Last Year Produced
IFR Range – Seats Full (nm)
Ferry Range (nm)
Cruise Max
Cruise Normal
Cruise Economy
Floorplan
King Air C90A
King Air C90B
King Air C90GT
King Air C90GTi
King Air C90GTx
King Air E90
King Air B200
King Air B200 GT
King Air B250
King Air 300
King Air 350
King Air 350i
$501 $501 $574 $574 $574 $512 $629 $752 $685 $752 $758 $758
$300 $173 $176 $162 $162 $428 $184 $163 $223 $350 $168 $168
$187 $187 $212 $210 $210 $211 $220 $225 $187 $236 $234 $233
$1,071 $944 $1,045 $1,029 $1,030 $1,234 $1,159 $1,267 $1,031 $1,467 $1,289 $1,288
$4.83 $4.25 $4.35 $4.29 $4.25 $5.63 $4.51 $4.69 $3.61 $5.06 $4.58 $4.58
$304,943 $292,403 $296,803 $288,815 $290,667 $300,881 $291,183 $294,472 $294,472 $316,403 $318,563 $313,009
$554,874 $488,948 $500,499 $492,980 $489,065 $648,036 $517,917 $539,592 $414,562 $582,339 $527,097 $526,778
$859,817 $781,351 $797,302 $781,795 $779,732 $948,917 $809,100 $834,064 $709,034 $898,742 $845,660 $839,787
4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80
4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50
12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 12.40 16.70 16.70 16.70 16.70 19.20 19.20
2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–7 2–7 2–7 2–7 2–7 2–7
48 48 48 48 48 54 54 55 55 54 54 54
2,573 2,573 2,573 2,573 2,573 3,176 3,645 3,645 3,645 3,611 3,611 3,611
587 377 387 387 737 -76 125 185 185 1,559 1,604 1,604
3,100 2,950 2,306 2,306 2,143 3,100 2,180 2,240 2,220 2,570 2,615 2,615
PT6A-21 PT6A-21 PT6A-135A PT6A-135A PT6A-135A PT6A-28 PT6A-42 PT6A-52 PT6A-52 PT6A-60A PT6A-60A PT6A-60A
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,800
1984 1992 2006 2007 2010 1972 1981 2007 2011 1984 1990 2009
1992 2005 2007 Present Present 1981 2008 to Present to Present 1990 2009 to Present
830 640 840 840 903 730 920 960 1300 1480 1440 1440
1125 940 981 981 1152 1337 1580 1650 1650 1570 1550 1550
250 250 270 270 274 244 290 305 310 320 320 320
234 234 270 270 274 244 283 298 310 312 310 310
195 195 206 206 204 198 226 226 256 231 234 234