Beechcraft King Air B200 - Aircraft Overview

The Beechcraft King Air series has its roots in the 1951 Twin Bonanza. That aircraft model was enlarged and re-engined to become the Model 65 Queen Air. The Queen Air design changed to incorporate a swept tail and pressurization. With the addition of Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines, the Queen Air became the Model 90 King Air. The King Air 90 led to the stretched King Air 100, which in turn had a T-Tail added to become the King Air 200. The Beechcraft 1900 regional airliner was derived from the B200 King Air.

The original King Air 200 was certified in 1973 , the current models of the 200 are the B200, B200SE, and, with the addition of a 52-inch square cargo door, the B200C and B200CSE. The 200 series is one of the most popular turbine aircraft ever, with nearly 2,000 built. Pratt & Whitney PT6A-41’s power the early Model 200, PT6A-42 power the B200 series. Earlier 200’s have electrically operated gear, the B200 has hydraulic gear.

The Beechcraft B200 model variants are utilised worldwide by government, military, air ambulance, charter, RPT and special mission operations such as aerial survey, flight inspection and surveillance.

The B200 has a range of 1,164 (2,155 km), speed of 290 kts (537 kmph), a maximum operating altitude of 35,000 ft, MTOW 12,500 lb (5,670 kg), powered by two P&W Canada PT6A -42 turboprop engines and Collins Proline 21 avionics

Initial Training Course

The King Air B200 Initial Course provides the training necessary for a Single Pilot or Multi-Crew Pilot to operate the King Air B200 equipped with Proline 21 Avionics. In addition, completion of this course will satisfy the requirements of a CASA IPC, ME(A) IR renewal and recency requirements.

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Recurrent Training

The King Air B200 Simulator Recurrent Training is designed for pilots that regularly fly the aircraft equipped with Proline 21 Avionics and are required to complete a recurrent training program. The objective of the Simulator Recurrent Training is to provide a structured program based on evidence-based training principles planning training elements that are regularly practiced.

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B200 / 350i Differences Training

Upon completion of the Differences Course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate that they are competent in the operation of the other aircraft type or class (as applicable) equipped with Proline 21 avionics. Completion of the course will satisfy the requirements for an IPC and flight review, flight training for exercising the privileges of the B200 model on the multi-engine aeroplane class rating or the issue of a type rating for the B350.

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