WICHITA, Kan. (July 26, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today it is introducing new interiors to its Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring a stunning new look with craftsman-built cabinetry and a selection of opulent fabrics and color schemes, the luxurious, redesigned cabin interior will be available on all new King Air 260 aircraft in early 2022.
The Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.
“The Beechcraft King Air is an iconic aircraft, and we place a great emphasis on continually improving these products,” and Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience. “In addition to the latest technology we recently introduced in the cockpit, these new features we are bringing to the cabin of the King Air 260 will create an elevated flying experience for passengers.”
The King Air 260’s cabinetry offers beautiful wood-grain finishes along with a modernized refreshment center that is easily accessible for passengers throughout their flight. The cabin interior also offers a selection of four standard color palates – Alpaca, Buttercream, New Pewter, and Latte. The premium interior – Lava Saddle – is also available. Throughout the cabin, LED lighting provides a warm, inviting atmosphere with lit cupholders and pinhole lighting along the lower sidewalls.
Multiple USB charging ports have been added throughout the cabin, making it easier for greater productivity on your mobile device throughout the flight. Other amenities that come standard on the entire King Air lineup include pleated pull-down shades, pull-out work tables, and a private aft lavatory.
The King Air 260 cabin, which seats seven passengers, is configured to maximize passenger comfort. The cabin has been designed to create a spacious environment that offers ample legroom at every seating station.
“The interiors and amenities provided on this aircraft will make every journey a relaxing and comfortable experience for our customers,” said Tannahill. “Cabin amenities play a critical role in the selection of an aircraft, but they are also vitally important to how much our customers will enjoy every flight they take.”
The King Air 260 brings state-of-the art technology to the cockpit and offers greater ease of flight. The cockpit features the Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle system, which supports pilots in their critical mission of delivering people or cargo by automatically managing engine power from the takeoff roll through the climb, cruise, descent, landing, and go-around phases of flight. This enhancement reduces pilot workload and is designed to prevent over-speed or under-speed, over-temp and over-torque conditions.
The King Air 260 cockpit also features a digital pressurization controller, which automatically schedules cabin pressurization during both climb and descent, reducing pilot workload and increasing overall passenger comfort. The pressurization gauges have been integrated with the powerful Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck.
The aircraft includes the Collins Multi-Scan RTA-4112 weather radar, providing pilots with a fully automatic system that is optimized to detect short, mid and long-range weather.
King Air leadership
More than 7,600 Beechcraft King Air turboprops have been delivered to customers around the world since 1964, making it the best-selling business turboprop family in the world. The worldwide fleet has surpassed 62 million flight hours in its 57 years, serving roles in all branches of the U.S. military and flying both commercial and special mission roles around the world.