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Queensland, Australia Police Order Fleet Of Five King Air 360

Queensland, Australia Police Order Fleet Of Five King Air 360

Textron Aviation announced this week it has received a contract by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for five Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop aircraft. The fleet will be based in Cairns, Mount Isa and Brisbane, Australia and deliveries are expect

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Amplified: Avcon Dual 400-AMP Starter STC Extended to King Air B300s

Amplified: Avcon Dual 400-AMP Starter STC Extended to King Air B300s

Avcon Industries announced this month they have received Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of the Avcon Dual 400 Amp Starter Generators on the Textron Aviation King Air Model B300 w

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NBAA-BACE 2022 Takes Place October 18-20, King Air is the Poster Child!

NBAA-BACE 2022 Takes Place October 18-20, King Air is the Poster Child!

On October 18-20th, 2022, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) returns to the Orange County Convention Center (Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL). The convention is one of the largest annual events in aviation with over

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King Air 260 vs King Air 360

King Air 260 vs King Air 360

Is there a bad choice here? I think not... Posted by King Air Nation, September 15, 2022

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King Air Spotting at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand - Community Spotlight

King Air Spotting at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand - Community Spotlight

Today's community spotlight feature was submitted to us by ivc_spotting (Joseph Maynard), a plane spotter who captured the following shots at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand (IATA: IVC, ICAO: NZNV). For those unfamiliar with the term, plane sp

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Australia's Royal Air Force King Air 350 Helps Crack Down on Pacific Illegal Fishing Activities

Australia's Royal Air Force King Air 350 Helps Crack Down on Pacific Illegal Fishing Activities

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been utilizing one of its KA350 King Air for an increasingly important task: patrolling the South West Pacific on surveillance missions to help stop illegal fishing activity. Multiple Pacific island nati

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The Vertex Company Awarded $230 Million Contract for C-12 Huron Aircraft Support

The Vertex Company Awarded $230 Million Contract for C-12 Huron Aircraft Support

It's a big win for the Vertex Company, who announced this week they had been awarded a contract valued up to $230 million to provide contractor logistics support the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps' fleet of C-12 Huron Aircraft. The contract was awar

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Flying by Active Volcanoes: King Air Photo Gallery from Guatemala

Flying by Active Volcanoes: King Air Photo Gallery from Guatemala

We received some incredible photos from reader Marco Lima this week and wanted to share. Marco is a pilot who flies King Air based out of Guatemala, Central America (MGGT). He informed us that the country has 33 volcanoes, 3 of which are active (and

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Wheels Up Looks to Achieve Profitability by 2024

Wheels Up Looks to Achieve Profitability by 2024

Private on-demand aviation company Wheels Up announced this month financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2022. Notes from the year-over-year results include:Revenue increased 49% year-over-year to $425.5 millionStrong demand w

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Lead Plane Indeed

Lead Plane Indeed

The King Air 200 is extremely versatile. Seen below, as a lead plane in fire aviation tactics. (Photo by Kari Greer) The King Air is the only platform the U.S. Forest Service uses for its lead plane missions, shown in this photo. The King A

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Marsh Brothers Aviation Announces New King Air Flap Roller Upgrade

Marsh Brothers Aviation Announces New King Air Flap Roller Upgrade

Canada’s Marsh Brothers Aviation announced this week it has incorporated its proprietary thermoplastic polymer bearing AeroTough® GF (grease-free) technology into a new flap roller upgrade kit for the Beechcraft King Air light aircraft range.The King

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Textron Aviation Attends LABACE, Celebrates 40 Year Partnership with TAM Aviação Executive

Textron Aviation Attends LABACE, Celebrates 40 Year Partnership with TAM Aviação Executive

Textron Aviation and its longtime regional channel partner TAM Aviação Executiva marked 40 years of partnership at Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil. The two companies have been working togeth

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