Production Ends for King Air 90

C90A, image by @just.a.line.guy (Instagram)

Textron Aviation confirmed this month (to AINonline) that the Beechcraft King Air C90 GTX and Cessna Citation Sovereign+ production had ended. Textron Aviation made the decision due to declining sales of the aircraft and lack of demand.

“โ€œBoth aircraft have been valued members of legendary product lineups for decades,โ€ the company told AIN. Textron Aviation will continue to support both models at their service centers and parts operations.

The C90 began as a derivative of the Queen Air in 1964 with the 65-90 model being the first variant produced. Upgrades included the GT, GTi and GTx between 2004 and 2009. Finally, in 2015 the flight deck was updated to Collins Pro Line Fusion. In its production lifetime, 2,178 variants of the 90 series were delivered. Compared to its siblings, only a fraction of deliveries in the last five years were for the 90.

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