Two new king airs added to fleet q

 - May 31, 2007, 6:19 AM

Hawker Beechcraft hopes to continue to stave off competition from VLJs with two new upgrades–announced last month at EBACE–to the stalwart King Air turboprop line. The upgraded King Air B200, which the company is calling the B200GT, gets more powerful PT6A-52 engines, while the C90GTi will be equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics as standard. The B200GT’s new engines will maintain 850 shp to a higher altitude (25,000 feet), giving the aircraft stronger climb and cruise performance (up to 20 knots faster). The C90GTi’s Pro Line 21 package will include three eight- by 10-inch LCD flight displays and integrated flight information system, which delivers charts, graphical weather and enhanced map overlays.