Signs of growing markets as aviation sales soar. The fleet of Beechcraft King Air twin-engine turboprops registered in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has surpassed 825 aircraft. The company’s static display at the recent European Business Aviation Convention (EBACE) included three current production models: Beechcraft King Air C90GTx, King Air 250 and Special Mission King Air 350ER. “The King Air line – renowned for its versatility and reliability and is a great fit for the growing business aviation market in the EMEA regions. In Europe alone, we’ve delivered 450 King Airs across all models,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft.
Recent analysis of industry data shows that business turboprops are becoming more popular with operators in EMEA markets, with the largest fleets based in South Africa, France and the United Kingdom. The analysis also reveals that there are around 1,500 business turboprops registered in EMEA accounting for 30 percent of the business aviation market segment. This year, Beechcraft celebrates the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the business turboprop King Air series, which is one of the best-selling business aircraft families in the world. Since 1964, Beechcraft has delivered nearly 7,200 King Airs with the worldwide fleet having surpassed 60 million flight hours. This truly is an exceptional aircraft with reliability and functionality at its core!