King Air B200

Business Jet Traveler » February 2013
King Air B200
Factory updates and aftermarket modifications have kept this airplane relevant into its fourth decade.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:15pm

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Mark Wyant
on February 12, 2013 - 10:18am

The best twin turboprop in history is the Mitsubishi MU 2 with -10 engines.
Faster, far better built and the best factory support in the business. (See latest Pro
Pilot survey. With the new SFAR it is now the safest turboprop in the sky with only
1 ( count them ONE!) fatal accident in 7 years. All this on less than 1/2 the purchase price of the re- engined Queen Air and 1/3 the maintenance expense.


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Craig Randall
on February 12, 2013 - 10:29am

I agree with this and I have 4,000 hours in 200's, and flown them in the USA, South America, Canada, Alaska, trans-Atlantic, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East. I love that airplane.

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John Bingham
on February 14, 2013 - 1:46pm

Guys the King Air 200 is a great aircraft but .......the best turboprop ever ?

Come and fly in the Piaggio P 180 Avanti II and I am very sure you will chnage your mind where such an accolade should belong.


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on February 19, 2013 - 11:38am

Thanks to Mr. Bingham for his comment. For a full BJT report on Piaggio's Avanti, readers can visit For an interview with John Bingham, who is president and CEO of Piaggio America, go to

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Arnold Long
on February 19, 2013 - 5:35pm

The Queen Air was built by the craftsmen the rest by trades men, - it was a truly magnificent plane. Then I flew in a B200 in 1976 Balikpapan to Singapore about 5 hours each way and have not lost 1 iota of love and respect for them in 37 years since. Beech got the design right. After years of maintaining King Airs I believe they are a wonderful aircraft, apart from B section inboard fuel tank changes -- what a terrible job.
With production approaching 40 years and almost 8,000 built it has proven itself. Others may go faster, cost less but people buy the King Air because it is good at everything asked of it.

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