Beechcraft King Air 300

Beechcraft King Air 300 Executive TransportThe Beechcraft King Air 300 is a twin turboprop light duty aircraft with a unrivaled pedigree in the civilian and VIP transport community.  Turboprops, though sometimes overshadowed by their faster cousins, are increasingly favored in recent years.  These aircraft are some of the most efficient in the skies, and so with higher fuel prices and growing awareness over climate change, these planes are experiencing a comeback with clients and operators alike.

The King Air 300 is an updated version of the highly successful and popular King Air B200 series.  The King Air 300 has itself undergone additional enhancements with the launch of the latest model in the King Air series, the King Air 350, and more recently the King Air 350i.

Development of the King Air 300 began in 1981 with modifications to the B200.  Improvements included installment of more powerful engines, reshaped engine air intakes, and redesigned leading edges to its wings which permitted a greater payload capacity on takeoff for essentially the same aircraft.  Interestingly, a lightweight version of the 300, the 300LW was developed simultaneously to address the concern of airstrip user fees levied based on aircraft weight as was the policy in Europe.

The first 300s were delivered in 1985 and production continued until 1990 when the King Air 350 was introduced. Of note, the airstrip regulations that prompted the development of the 300LW remained at the time the King Air 350 was launched, so the 300LW remained in production until 1994.  Although the 200s and 300s are no longer in production,  “after-market” upgrades and modifications on the 200 and 300 Series King Airs are readily available and very popular.

Technical specifications are as follows:

Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A60A turboprops rated at 1050 shp “Shaft horsepower” or 783 kW driving four-bladed propellers.

Performance specifications are as follows:

  • Model 300 has a maximum speed of 340 mph (547 km/h), and rate of climb after takeoff is 2844 ft/min.  The 200 has a maximum cruising speed 330 mph (531 km/h) and a range of 2075 mi (3339 km) at that speed.  At economical cruising speed, the range is 2255 mi (3630 km).
  • Model 300LW also has a maximum speed 333 (536 km/h) yet the rate of climb after takeoff is 3277 ft/min.

Dimension specifications are as follows:

For both the Model 300 and 300LW, the length is 43ft 10in (13.36m), and height is 14ft 4in (4.37m). Wing span is  54 ft 6 in (16.6 m) and total wing area is 303 sq ft (28.2 m2).

Weight specifications are as follows:

  • Model 300: When empty but fully equipped, the weight is 8490lb (3850kg).  The maximum takeoff weight is 14,000lb (6350kg).
  • Model 300LW: When empty but fully equipped, the weight is the same as the 300 however the the maximum takeoff weight is 12,500lb (5670kg).

Interior specifications are as follows:

The passenger cabin dimensions and layouts are essentially the same as the King Air 200 and 200B.   The cabin is 4.9 ft high, 4.9 ft wide, and 15.6 ft long. The baggage compartment area is 67 sq ft. The Model 200 series can accommodate a maximum of 13 passengers in the main cabin with an additional passenger beside the pilot.  However, more typical corporate seating offers seating for 6-8 in the main cabin allowing for other cabin furniture and amenities.


Interior accommodations on the Beechcraft King Air 300 include full lavatory, VIP or executive seating and workstations/tables.  The spacious cabin allows for many interior configurations over earlier King Air models and you can be assured that the Aut-Air fleet are only equipped with the finest executive or VIP interior accommodations and are meticulously maintained to perform executive transport with elegance, comfort, convenience, safety, and security.

Call an Aut-Air Total Transportation Solution Representative today for a prompt consultation and quote for your particular individual air travel needs at 212-925-5330.