Textron Aviation Takes Order for Five King Air 360s

 - October 6, 2022, 9:28 AM
Deliveries of the five Beechcraft King Air 360s to the Queensland Police Service are expected to occur through 2023. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

The Queensland Police Service has awarded Textron Aviation a contract for five Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprops that will be delivered through 2023. To be based in Brisbane, Australia, the King Airs will be equipped with heavy-weight cargo doors and extended range options to support the service’s law-enforcement missions. They also will have gravel landing protection kits and be configured in a high-density seat transport configuration, according to the Wichita-based airframer.

“We’re honored the Queensland Police Service has chosen the Beechcraft King Air to support their law-enforcement mission,” said Textron Aviation v-p of special-missions sales Bob Gibbs. “The King Air continues to be selected for a wide range of special-mission roles around the world due to the aircraft’s capabilities and reliability.”

Since 1964, more than 7,700 King Airs have been delivered to customers around the world, with the fleet surpassing 62 million flight hours. The King Air 360 is the latest variant of the turboprop twin.