Aim High With The New Beechcraft King Air 260 Jet
Beechcraft has just introduced the new King Air 260 turboprop aircraft, a new ‘luxury toy’ set to arrive by early 2021. The latest member in the company’s King Air 200 series, this stunning turbo-propelled plane is packed with an advanced auto throttle system, digital cabin pressurization, and a sophisticated radar system that makes bad weather worth ignoring. If you can do it, why not?
Announced during NBAA’s Virtual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, the new King Air 260 is able to reach a top cruise speed of 310 knots and could carry up to nine people for as far as 1,720 nautical miles.
This turboprop aircraft was designed to blend the platform’s reliability with key enhancements to the cockpit, such as Beechcraft’s IS&S innovative ThrustSense Autothrottle, along with a new digital pressurization controller.
Furthermore, the high-end Collins Aerospace Multi-Scan weather radar system provides pilots with a fully automatic system to detect short, mid and long-range weather.
The company’s commitment to providing superior upgrades and engineering innovation makes Beechcraft King Air 260 a safe and sound investment. Beechcraft owners and operators had a key role in the development of this project, with the company constantly keeping in contact with their requests and desires.
For those of you still in the dark, the ThrustSense Autothrottle system supports pilots by automatically managing engine power during various phases of flight. According to the American company, this system was designed to prevent over-speed or under-speed – basically, any unnecessary strain on the engine.
The new digital pressurization controller, on the other hand. will automatically schedule cabin pressurization during both climb and descent. You don’t need to worry about comfort either in this plane, as the cabin features comfy seats, designed with a pressure-mapping process that makes relaxing journeys a sure thing for passengers, especially on longer flights. So, where are you headed next?