- 10 May 2023
- Jane Stanbury
- AvBuyer Africa Articles
Introduced by Beechcraft in 1992, the King Air B200 is an improved A200 with two 850 shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42 engines driving 4-bladed propellers. The interior furnishing was also redesigned and the standard seating is a club-four, a side-facing two-place divan and another rear-facing seat. There is also a refreshment centre console and a restroom in the rear.
The King Air B200 costs between $2.55m for a 1995 model and $3.60m for a 2012 model, according to Aircraft Bluebook Spring 2023 data. The values represent the average retail price for the respective model years. Values for individual aircraft could be higher or lower than the average, with several factors impacting the sale price a buyer and seller negotiate, including maintenance condition, time remaining on the airframe and engines before the next big maintenance event, whether the aircraft is enrolled on an engine maintenance program, and lots more.
Operators may wish to consider other aircraft in the King Air product line, too. The King Air 300, for example, has more powerful 1,050shp PT6A-60A engines and a higher take-off weight, though it has a similar cabin design to the King Air B200.
The King Air B200 is a faster version of the original King Air 200, appealing to customers who want a blend of efficiency, comfort and speed.
Following on from the King Air B200, the King Air B200GT was launched in 2008, and marked a significant improvement to the popular mid-size turboprop product. Those improvements included new 850shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-52 engines and the Collins ProLine 21 avionics system. The King Air B200GT was further refined in 2010 with the launch of the King Air 250.
Beechcraft King Air B200 Turboprop Overview
By Gerrard Cowan - Editor, Aircraft Reviews
The Beechcraft King Air B200 entered production in the 1980s, bringing a range of improvements to the Beechcraft ‘Super’ King Air family that ensured the twin turboprop performed at its highest level yet.
Essentially an enhanced version of the A200, a line that was aimed mainly at the military market, the King Air B200 has a range of up to 1,000nm and typically supports six passengers and two crew members.
Since entering production, an impressive 1,142 King Air B200s were produced, according to JETNET data.For the latest market data and full specification information for the B200, please view the live data feeds on this page from Aircraft Blue Book, JETNET, Conklin & de Decker and Asset Insight
What features does the Beechcraft King Air B200 offer?
The King Air B200 was powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42 engines driving four-bladed propellers.
The interior furnishings were upgraded from that of previous models, while the standard seating is a club-four, a side-facing two-place divan and another rear-facing seat.
What came before and after the Beechcraft King Air B200?
The King Air B200 was the successor to the King Air 200, which was developed in the early 1970s in response to customer demand for a larger platform in the King Air family. The model had such an impact on the market that it has remained in virtually continuous production in different iterations ever since.
The King Air 300 line was subsequently launched, offering an even more capable platform, while the most modern entrant to the King Air 200 fleet is the King Air 260, which offers a maximum range of 1,720nm and holds up to nine occupants.
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