Super King Air 350 (LR-2)
There may be no other aircraft in the world described in so many ways as the Beechcraft King Air 350. The King Air 350 is versatile, reliable, rugged, spacious, luxurious, quiet and economical. The Beechcraft King Air 350 is known as the executive luxury utility vehicle of the sky. The King Air 350 stands alone with its combination of comfort, payload, speed and performance.
The new-generation Beechcraft King Air 350 is truly a "go anywhere, do anything" airplane. With its luxurious nine-passenger interior, it makes the perfect business tool or family getaway vehicle. With its reliable Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, fowler flaps, rugged and wide dual-wheel main landing gear, and exceptional short-field performance, the King Air 350 gets you into and out of runways as short as 3,300 feet - at gross weight.
But there is more to a King Air 350 than muscle. It also performs more cost-effectively than anything in its class. So adding a Beehcraft King Air 350 to a portfolio actually lets operators do more for less. It saves money to use elsewhere.
Many business aviation trips are short, so it is effective to stay low, below traffic and hence reduce the potential for any en route delays. It also avoids Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace, which is at FL290 and above. To enter RVSM airspace airframes require specific equipment and approval. It is noticeable that few turboprops ask for higher than FL290 - the main exceptions are the B350 (e.g. Beech Super King 350) in the low 300s and the P180 (Piaggi 180) in the upper 300s.
In Japan, the successor for the Ground Self Defense Force Mitsubishi LR-1 is the LR-2, which is a Beech 350 Super King Air.
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