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Beechcraft brings state-of-the-art avionics, cabin upgrades to new production King Air turboprops

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that new production King Air turboprops will soon feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system as standard equipment. Certifications on all three models are anticipated to occur in the upcoming months. As a further investment in the King Air line, the company is pairing the new avionics with upgraded cabin features. 

“We're improving the pilot and passenger experience in an already iconic line of business turboprops by incorporating the latest technology in the cockpit and the cabin,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft and Interior Design. “Owners/operators will love the improved value proposition and safety features, passengers will enjoy additional standard cabin features, and the new Pro Line Fusion avionics will help pilots quickly and intuitively manage their King Air flights.” 

Avionics

Pro Line Fusion for the King Air features commercial aviation's first full touchscreen capability on all three main flight displays. The flight deck's three 14-inch displays are interchangeable, high-resolution touchscreen and cursor-controlled. Other performance-enhancing capabilities include:

• Integrated touchscreen checklists

• Intuitive graphical touchscreen flight planning

• High-resolution SVS with patented airport dome graphics

• Convenient presets to reconfigure all three displays with a single touch

• Full multi-sensor flight management system

• Available automatic wireless database and chart uploads

• Open and scalable architecture for future upgrades and mandates 

Cabin upgrades

In addition to the avionics, the company is making enhancements to the King Air's cabin technologies, which will offer an improved and connected passenger experience. The personal device-centric cabin will include international or domestic Wi-Fi as standard on the King Air 350i and 250 aircraft and optional on the C90GTx. Also standard on all three models will be electronically dimmable window shades, offering a simple interface that provides clearer views and darker shading at the touch of a button. 

New King Air 250 turboprops with the new avionics and cabin upgrades are expected to begin delivering in the third quarter of 2015, followed by King Air 350i/ER in the fourth quarter and King Air C90GTx in early 2016.

Press release issued by Textron Aviation (Beechcraft) on May 18, 2015

 

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Rockwell Collins Inc. Head-Up Displays, Radio Communications Equipment, Moving Maps, Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), LCD Displays, Engine Indicator Instruments, Cabin Management Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Inflight Entertainment, Automatic Direction Finders, Cabin Address Systems, Autopilots, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Distance Measuring Equipment, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Avionics Management Systems, Air-to-Ground Data Links, Multi-Mode Receivers (MMR), Engine Control Quadrants, Control Panels, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Weather Mapping Radar, Inertial Components & Systems, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Navigation Antennas, Transceivers, Flight Recorders, Cockpit Printers, Flight Directors, Flight Management Systems, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Air Data Computers, Onboard Computers, UAV Control Software, GPS, Simulation Systems, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar, Engine Controls, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Horizontal Situation Indicator, Instrument Landing Systems, Command, Control & Intelligence Systems, Airborne Communication Systems
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 Related aircraft programs:
Beechcraft King Air 90
Beechcraft King Air 350
Beechcraft King Air 250

 

 Related directory sectors:
Flight and Data Management

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