King Air 200

About the King Air 200

Originally conceived as the Model 101 in 1969, the Model 200 was a development of the Model 100 King Air. It had essentially the same fuselage as the Model 100, with changes to the rear fuselage to accommodate a new T-tail and structural changes to allow higher maximum pressurization. Changes included Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41 engines rated at 850 shp and increased wingspan and extra fuel capacity over the Model A100 then in production. The first prototype flew October 27th, 1972 with a second prototype took to the air on December 15th that same year. The 200 received civil certification in December 1973 with the first civil delivery took place February 1974.

The Model 200T was the next model in the series, developed in 1976. This was specially designed for aerial surveying or reconnaissance. Modification changes included changes to the belly aft for photography with a vertical camera, a surveillance radar in a pod under the fuselage, dome shaped windows on the sides of the rear fuselage allowing observation, and a 50-US-gallon (190 L) fuel tank on each wingtip to increase the aircraft's range. In 1979, the Model 200C was created with a large cargo door, allowing a large range of items to be loaded into the cabin. They quickly became popular with operators who fitted them out internally as air ambulances. In 1981, Beechcraft modified a Model 200C as the Model 200CT fitted with the same wingtip fuel tanks as installed on Model 200Ts.Only one was created, but it lead to the Model B200 which entered production that same year.

The Model B200 was fitted with PT6A-42 engines that resulted in greater aircraft performance. Maximum pressurization was increased (to 6.5 psi differential) and changes to the cockpit layout. The Model 200C gave way to the Model B200C the same year, with the first Model B200T and Model B200CT being modified from a B200 and B200C respectively, the following year. The next major innovation occurred in 1984 with the B200, B200C and their derivatives being fitted with a revised landing gear retraction mechanism. This replaced the earlier electro-mechanical retraction system of gearboxes, driveshafts and chains and sprockets that was a throwback to the Twin Bonanza. The propellers fitted were changed from 3-bladed Hartzells to 3-bladed McCauleys.

Over the following years, various models were offered including the Model 1300, a 13-seat high density configuration with a belly cargo pod marketed as a commuter airliner. Also, from October 1995 Beechcraft offered an updated B200 with Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) avionics and marketed it as the “B200SE Super King Air.” “Super” would be dropped from all marketing/advertising the following year. In October 2003, Beechcraft began fitting the B200 with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 suite.

Hawker Beechcraft would announce the Model B200GT on May 21, 2007 during the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. An updated version of the B200, the B200GT comes fitted with the PT6A-52 engine; developed to deliver maximum power to an even higher altitude than the -42 it replaced, further improving aircraft performance. Variants with the popular large cargo door option were designed and put into production after receiving Federal Aviation Administration certification on November 16th 2007.

King Air 200 Technical Data

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  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 688
    • Years Made 74-83
    • SN's Eligible BB-2, BB-6 through BB-733, BB-735 through BB-792 BB-794 through BB 828, BB-830 through BB-873, BB892, BB-893, BB-895, BB-912, BB-991
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.7'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $823.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,000 or 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 3,445
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,890
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 31,000 or 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 272
    • Range 1,870
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 7,938
    • Payload 4,562
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 31
    • Years Made 79-81
    • SN's Eligible BL-1 through BL-36
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.7'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $850.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,000 or 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 3,345
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,890
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 31,000 or 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 279
    • Range 1,870
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 7,938
    • Payload 4,562
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,000 or 3,600
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 20
    • Years Made 76-81
    • SN's Eligible BT-1 through BT-22 and BT-28
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 58.0'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 4,355/650
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $862.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41, 42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,890
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 279
    • Range 1,573
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,655
    • Payload 3,845
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 221
    • Years Made 71-93
    • SN's Eligible BC-1 and up, BD-1 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.5'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $990.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-38, 41
    • SHP 750
    • Engine TBO 2,000 or 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 2,448
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 738
    • Ceiling 31,000
    • Cruise Speed 279
    • Range 1,972
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 10,800
    • Payload 1,700
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41,42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,000 or 3,600
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-41, 42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,000 or 3,601
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-67
    • SHP 1100
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 1,084
    • Years Made 81-14
    • SN's Eligible BB-734, BB793, BB-829, BB-854 through BB-870, BB-874 through BB-891, BB-894, BB-896 through BB-911, BB-913, through BB-990,BB-992 through BB-1313, BB-1315 through BB1384, BB-1389 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.5'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $963.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 279
    • Range 1,755
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,592
    • Payload 3,908
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 118
    • Years Made 81-14
    • SN's Eligible BL-37 and up, BP-64 and up, BU-1 through BU-10, BV-1 through BV-10, BW-1 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.7'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $962.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 2,488
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 738
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 289
    • Range 1,755
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,592
    • Payload 3,908
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation Click here to submit this data
    • Years Made 2010
    • SN's Eligible BZ-1 and after
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.6'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $918.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $3.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-52
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 1,785
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 246
    • Range 1,303
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,625
    • Payload 3,875
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 9
    • Years Made 81-03
    • SN's Eligible BN-2 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.5'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 4,355/650
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $962.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,890
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 750
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 279
    • Range 1,870
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 7,855
    • Payload 4,645
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 115
    • Years Made 2008-11
    • SN's Eligible BY-1 and after
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.6'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $919.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $3.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-52
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 1,785
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 246
    • Range 1,303
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,625
    • Payload 3,875
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 5
    • Years Made 95-00
    • SN's Eligible BB-1514 through BB-1714
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 54.5'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $964.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,800
    • Rate of Climb 2,448
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 738
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 289
    • Range 1,755
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 8,592
    • Payload 3,908
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 23
    • Years Made 82-02
    • SN's Eligible BB-1314, BT-23 through BT-27, BTT-29 through BT-38, BT-44 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.8' X 15.0' X 56.7'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 4,355/650
  • Operating Costs

    • Direct Operating Cost approx. $962.00
    • Cost Per Mile approx. $4.00
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-42
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600
  • Performance

    • Take off performance - SL ISA BFL 2,579
    • Take off perf. 5000' +20C 3,890
    • Rate of Climb 2,450
    • Engine Out Rate of Climb 740
    • Ceiling 35,000
    • Cruise Speed 277
    • Range 1,755
    • MGTOW 12,500
    • BOW 7,855
    • Payload 4,645
  • MFG Info

    • Type Cert # A24CE
    • In Operation 91
    • Years Made 2011-14
    • SN's Eligible BY-117 and up
    • Deminsions LxHxWS 43.9' X 14.9' X 57.1'
    • Cabin Dimensions LxHxW 16'8" X 4'8" X 4'8"
    • Fuel Capacity (lbs/gal) 3,645/544
  • Engine Info

    • Engine Type PT6A-52
    • SHP 850
    • Engine TBO 3,600

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