The King Air 200 is a turbo-prop aircraft, which was developed and built by Beechcraft in the United States.
Introduced in 1969, the first King Air 200 flew in late 1972 with deliveries commencing in February 1974. Since then, it has seen nearly 2,000 deliveries globally.
The King Air 200 was developed from Beechcraft’s King Air 100 model, featuring several modifications including a T-tail design, greater wingspan, extra fuel capacity, a heavier maximum take-of weight and fuselage restructuring, to allow for a higher maximum pressurisation.
A number of variants of the King Air 200 have subsequently been developed and manufactured. These have been employed in a variety of roles including military operations, aerial photography and a regional airliner variant.
Current variants of the King Air 200 include the B200 baseline model and the King Air 250, which features composite scimitar propellers allowing for better short field performance over the B200 model.