Beechcraft provides King Air 250 MTOW option
Beechcraft announced at the NBAA in Orlando that customers can now order a new Beechcraft King Air 250 with a modification that increases the maximum takeoff weight from 12,500 lb to 13,420 lb, providing 1,025 lb of payload with full fuel.
Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft, said: “This is an important upgrade that many of our King Air 250 owners have been asking for, especially our special mission operators who want more capacity to carry heavy equipment or operators who want more range with increased passengers and baggage. Having the option to fill the King Air 250 with full fuel and still get more than 1,000 pounds of payload is a great addition to an airplane that has been exceptionally popular in every corner of the world.”
King Air 250s with this modification are certified in the commuter category and require the installationof safety features such as a engine fire extinguisher and illuminated escape path markers.
The modification was developed with CenTex Aerospace, Inc. of Waco, Texas, also is an aftermarket option for in-service King Air 250’s and is also available through Textron Aviation’s factory-owned service centers.