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Name 90 King Air
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

BEECH King Air (90, A90 to E90)
BEECH VC-6 King Air
BEECH T-44 King Air
BEECH 90 (C90) King Air
BEECH 90 (A90) King Air
BEECH 90 (B90) King Air
BEECH 90 (D90) King Air
BEECH 90 (E90) King Air
BEECH 90 King Air
RAYTHEON 90 King Air

BEECH 90 King Air

BEECH 90 King Air BEECH 90 King Air 3D


Corporate and utility aircraft. In service since 1964. Turboprop development of BEECH Queen Air. Exists in some civil and military versions, E90 with more powerful engines and F90 with the T-tail of the Beech 200 Super King Air. Stretched development: Beech 100 King Air. This type has been taken over and is partly built by RAYTHEON, USA. US-mil. types: U-21, C-6.

Technical Data

Wing span 15.3 m50.197 ft <br />
Length 10.8 m35.433 ft <br />
Height 4.3 m14.108 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 500 SHP P&W PT6A -6 or 2 x 530 SHP P&W PT6A -20 or 2 x 550 SHP P&W PT6A -21 or 2 x 560 SHP P&W PT6A -34 turboprops with 3 blade propellers.
Engine model 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 260 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 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 <br />4.58 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL300 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 15301,530 nm <br />2,833,560 m <br />2,833.56 km <br />9,296,456.7 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE9L

  • B190 / BE9L, Quincy IL USA, 1996 (On 19 November 1996, a Beech 1900C which had just landed and a Beech King Air A90 which was taking off collided at the intersection of two runways at the non-Towered Quincy Municipal Airport. Both aircraft were destroyed by impact forces and fire and all occupants of both aircraft were killed. The Investigation found that the King Air pilots had failed to monitor the CTAF or properly scan visually for traffic. The loss of life of the Beech 1900 occupants, who had probably survived the impact, was attributed largely to inability to open the main door of the aircraft.)
  • BE9L, Zurich Switzerland, 2007 (On 27 September 2007, a Beech 90 King Air being operated single pilot by a small UK air taxi operator on a day cargo flight from Southend UK to Zurich left the runway after unintentionally touching down at destination without the landing gear extended following an approach in day VMC. The pilot, the only occupant, was uninjured but the aircraft was declared a hull loss because of substantial damage.)