Beechcraft King Air 350i Achieves FAA And EASA Certifications
January 15, 2010 - WICHITA, Kan. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certifications for the new Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop.
The King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin luxury, entertainment and
flexibility while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the lowest
operating cost per seat, making it one of the greenest aircraft
available to business travelers today. Deliveries of the aircraft
commenced in December 2009.
“With the new King Air 350i, our customers are benefiting from the same
fuel efficiency and mission flexibility expected from a King Air, while
now also enjoying an ultra modern, state of the art cabin rivaling that
of global business jets costing millions more,“ said HBC executive vice
president Shawn Vick. “We are pleased to have the King Air 350i in
operation in the
The King Air 350i
is the first business aircraft on the market equipped with the new
Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system (CMS). The system
supports multiple Personal Entertainment Devices, including CD, DVD, Blu-ray
Disc™ and MP3 players, Apple iPods, Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox
360 gaming consoles, laptop computers, digital and video cameras, USB
data-storage devices and future HDMI devices.
The new CMS
features a 15.3-inch swing-out monitor in the forward entertainment
cabinet with wide-screen display showing digital high-definition video
and entertainment. High-definition screens at each seat can be added.
Nine programmable switch panels control the CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and
MP3 players, audio and video jukebox, 3-D Airshow moving map and flight
information. Cabinets are also equipped with standard USB charging ports
and docking stations for travelers’ wireless devices.
In addition to the CMS enhancements, the King Air’s trademark flexibility has been stretched even further through the 350i’s new state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, which enables owners to reconfigure or remove aft club components to meet the specific needs of each mission.
The sleek interior design of the King Air 350i spotlights the
unparalleled cabin capabilities. The updated interior includes all-new
headliner, seat tailoring and tables, electrochromic window darkeners,
LED lighting, increased legroom and optional seat warmers. Additionally,
the King Air 350i includes an optional vanity in the aft lavatory area
that incorporates a variety of toiletry storage areas, running water,
automatic LED lighting and dual mirrors, and is located next to the King
Air 350i’s in-flight accessible baggage area for total passenger privacy
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of
business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing
and supporting aviation products and services for businesses,
governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and
major facilities are located in
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