Beech King Air B90
The Beech King Air B90 is a pressurized, twin-engine turboprop business aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a conventional tail. It has retractable landing gear and constant speed propellors. The B90 King Air was produced by Beechcraft between 1968 and 1970, serial numbers LJ318 through LJ501
The King Air B90 is found in a variety of passenger configurations seating up to 9 passengers and 1 pilot.
Wing span: 50 ft 3 in
Length: 35 ft 6 in
Height: 14 ft 3 in
Cabin Height: 4 ft 9 In
Cabin Width: 4 ft 6 In
Cabin Length: 12 ft 4 In
Cabin Volume: 227 cu ft
Internal Baggage: 48.3 cu ft
Max TO weight: 9,650 lb
Basic Operating Weight: 5,685 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,800
Useable Fuel volume: 384 gal / 2,573 lbs
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Horsepower: 550 hp
Overhaul (HT): 3600hr TBO
Autopilot and Radar
Performance specifications on Beech B90
|Horsepower: 550.00||Gross Weight: 9,650|
|Top Speed: 223||Empty Weight: 5,685|
|Cruise Speed: 219||Fuel Capacity: 384|
|Stall Speed (dirty): 74||Range: 1,185|
|Rate of Climb: 2,000||Rate of Climb (One Engine): 555|
|Service Ceiling: 27,200||Ceiling (One Engine): 14,100|
|Ground Roll: 1,750||Ground Roll 980|
|Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 2,180||Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 2,010|
In 1966, after 112 65-90s were completed, production switched to the Model 65-A90 with PT6A-20 engines. As a measure of the type's popularity, 206 65-A90s were built in less than two years when production switched to the Model B90, the first of these rolling off the production line in 1968.
The King Air B90 came with a 350 lb gross weight increase, improved ailerons, increased wing span, recontoured rear fuselage, improved instrumentation with balanced controls, pressurization and had an extra side window.
A total of 184 B90 models were produced before the Model C90 was introduced in 1971, with wingspan increased over earlier models by 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m) to 50 ft 3 in (15.32 m), Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) increased by 350 lb (160 kg) to 9,650 lb (4,378 kg), and PT6A-20A engines.