Textron Aviation and King Ranch Launch a Special Edition King Air 350i. Deliveries of the special edition King Ranch King Air 350i are expected to begin in 2019.
Textron Aviation and King Ranch offer an exciting new special edition King Air – the world’s most popular business turboprop aircraft. The King Ranch King Air 350i will offer a themed exterior and interior.
The King Air 350i surpasses its predecessor’s performance with more payload capability and range, a quieter interior with standard Wi-Fi, and Pro Line Fusion avionics with full touch-screen simplicity.
Featuring the King Ranch edition Matterhorn white base coat with dark caramel pearl and black pearl stripes, the livery is showcasing the King Ranch Running W logo adjacent to the entry door and on the inboard side of the winglets. Inside, the theme continues with King Ranch pewter trim accents below the four cabin tables, Running W aft bulkhead quilting, King Ranch-branded throw carpets, hair-on-hide lumbar pillows, ostrich muslin vinyl headliner and window panels, Tendu wood grain side-ledges and cabinetry, crocodile-embossed leather upper sidewalls and many more distinctive elements and accessories.
“The legendary reliability and performance of the King Air 350i has made it the most popular business turboprop on the market while the uncompromising quality and high-tech innovation of King Ranch has placed it at the leading edge of the ranching industry,” said Rhonda Fullerton, vice president, Marketing.
“Just as King Ranch has evolved through the generations since Captain Richard King established it in 1853, the King Air series has delivered continual technological enhancements throughout the five decades following its entry into service,” said Robert J. Underbrink, chief executive officer and president of King Ranch Inc. “Both are indisputable icons and together they bring forth an unparalleled customer experience. Rugged yet refined, elegant simplicity matched with high-caliber performance — both remain true to their legacy of innovation.”
“A distinguishing design of the King Ranch brand — and one of the key elements of the King Ranch King Air 350i — is the Running W emblem,” Underbrink noted. “This exemplifies our emphasis to unite the past with the present and lead us into the future. This emblem is one of the most popular elements of the King Ranch brand and it aligns quite well with the Textron Aviation brand. We’re proud to feature it on the King Ranch King Air 350i.
Last Month, Textron Aviation unveiled the new full-scale Cessna SkyCourier mockup at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida. The cabin mockup on display offered a preview into the Cessna SkyCourier’s passenger options and standard features.
The Cessna SkyCourier is a twin-engine, high-wing, large utility turboprop designed to deliver a combination of robust performance and low operating costs for air freight, commuter and special missions operators.
Combining form and function, the passenger configuration of the Cessna SkyCourier cabin offers seating for up to 19 with a generous, 32-inch (80 cm) seat pitch and separate entry doors for passengers and crew. Inside the aircraft, a netted rear cabin cargo area can accommodate luggage and equipment, and optional overhead baggage compartments provide additional storage space onboard. USB charging ports are located throughout the seating area, and large windows add natural light for greater comfort onboard.