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Private Aircraft Charters on Beechcraft King Air 300 – History and Highlights

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The Beechcraft King Air 300 developed out of a need for a turboprop aircraft with greater engine power and maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) than its predecessor the Beechcraft King Air 200. On September 3, 1983, the first Beechcraft King Air 300 took flight and by 1984, deliveries had begun. However, on problem Beechcraft ran into involved the higher MTOW, for many nations would not permit such weights in turboprop aircraft, so the company simultaneously developed the Model 300LW, a lighter version.

In designing the Beechcraft King Air 300, the 200 series was used as the basis and the airframe was redesigned to make the aircraft lighter while PT6A-60A engines were added to increase power. The resulting aircraft was so superior that the FAA ordered 17 units immediately for use in checking national Navaids. Many other nations followed suit and this aircraft is used by many for these purposes today.