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BEECH 100 King Air

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Name 100 King Air
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Light
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

BEECH King Air (100)
BEECH Ute (U-21F)
BEECH 100 King Air

BEECH 100 King Air

BEECH 100 King Air BEECH 100 King Air 3D


Corporate and utility aircraft. In service since 1970. Stretched development of Beech 90 King Air. Exists in many versions, A100 for military operation, B100 more powerful. Production ceased in 1984.

Technical Data

Wing span 14 m45.932 ft
Length 12.1 m39.698 ft
Height 4.7 m15.42 ft
Powerplant 2 x 658 SHP P&W PT6A-28 or 2 x 715 SHP Garrett TPE331-6-252B turboprops with 3 blade propellers.
Engine model AlliedSignal TPE-331, Garrett AiResearch TPE-331, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 226 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 2000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 45804,580 kg
4.58 tonnes
Ceiling FL300 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 13211,321 nm
2,446,492 m
2,446.492 km
8,026,548.562 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE10

  • B722 / BE10, Atlanta GA USA, 1990 (On 18 January 1990, a Boeing 727-200 landing at Atlanta at night and in good visibility in accordance with an unconditional clearance failed to see that a Beechcraft King Air, which had landed ahead of it, had yet to clear the runway. The 727 was unable to avoid a collision after a late sighting. The 727 sustained substantial damage and the King Air was destroyed. The Investigation attributed the collision to a combination of the failure of the runway controller to detect the lack of separation resulting from their issue of multiple landing clearances and the inadequacy of relevant ATC procedures.)