- 10 Aug 2021
- Matt Harris
- BizAv Market Insight
If you’re shopping for a small twin-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx may rank high on your purchase list. As the most recent, and last member of the King Air 90-series, the King Air C90XTx was first certified in 2010 and remained in production until 2021 when Textron Aviation discontinued the series.
Equipped with a pair of Pratt & Whitney PT6-135A engines, the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx turboprop brought improvements to the C90GTi it replaced on the product line with the addition of winglets as standard, a higher Maximum Take-Off Weight, and improved payload capability with full fuel.
AvBuyer Opinion: Carrying forward a legacy of dependability carved out by the King Air 90-series since the 1960s, the C90GTx ups the ante with a higher MTOW, more available payload with full fuel, and winglets – all of which combine with modern avionics, to make this aircraft a sophisticated workhorse popular across a wide range of mission types.
Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker
Five passengers can fly on the King Air C90GTx in executive configuration.
There are 200 Beechcraft King Air C90GTx aircraft in operation worldwide (per JETNET data in July 2021).
Three aircraft have been retired.
You can find Beechcraft King Air C90GTx turboprops for sale via AvBuyer’s King Air C90GTx page.
You can also search for dealers specializing in Beechcraft King Airs. They’ll offer a deep knowledge of the marketplace; context on the price of a particular King Air C90GTx compared to others on the market; identify models that have not yet reached the open market; and help you achieve the best value for your money.
Yes, you can charter a King Air C90GTx first to help decide whether it’s the right turboprop for you.
This will give you a better idea of its range, how much baggage room you will need, and most importantly how comfortable the aircraft is with a typical passenger load.
There are two engine maintenance program choices for Beechcraft King Air C90GTx operators: Pratt & Whitney Canada provides ESP program coverage for its PT6A-135 engines. Third-party hourly maintenance cost program providers (like JSSI) also provide coverage.