Textron Aviation Takes Order for King Air with Cargo Door

 - January 14, 2021, 12:33 PM
St. Vincent Healthcare's Beechcraft King Air 250C will have a factory-installed cargo door identical to this demonstrator 250C. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation Special Missions has taken an order for what will be its second Beechcraft King Air 250 with a cargo door, the Wichita airframer announced this week. St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana expects to take delivery of the Model 250C (C designation for cargo door) in the first half of this year, a Textron Aviation spokesman told AIN.

St. Vincent will use the twin-turboprop for air ambulance missions under its HELP Flight air medical service. The airplane will also feature a LifePort medical interior and join a King Air B200 in operation with HELP Flight.

“We’re honored St. Vincent Healthcare has chosen another King Air in support of its critical HELP Flight emergency service operational needs throughout the northwest United States,” said Textron Aviation special mission sales v-p Bob Gibbs. “The King Air is the world leader in turboprop special missions because of the aircraft’s unmatched capabilities and reliability. By working with our customers to create the ideal mission solution, Textron Aviation continues to be the supplier of choice for emergency service air transport when each minute matters.”

The cargo door is a factory-installed option on the King Air 250 and 350i, as well as the upgraded 260 and 360 that were announced last year.