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King Air C90GTi
King Air C90GTi. A photo. Salon. Characteristics.

King Air C 90 GTi


Beech Model 90 King Air is a light multi-purpose aircraft, developed by the American firm Beech Aircraft. In 1963 firm Beech began flight-test aircraft, which subsequently received the designation BeechQueenAir Model6580. It looked like a continuation of the type of aircraft QueenAir and developed for the US Army as a transport aircraft or staff of general application. His symbols are given a certain confusion, as yet produced aircraft models 80 and 65 QueenAir. Therefore, the aircraft became temporarily designated Model 6590T (letter T stands for "turboprop"). Then there was one more step to clarify the situation, and all aircraft series QueenAir, with turboprop renamed KingAir.


King Air C90GTi photo salon

King Air C90GTi photo salon

As a result, the plane 6590T became the prototype for a series of Beech Model 90 King Air, or rather - the prototype of leaking military aircraft King Air. After the first flight model designed 6590T civilian version, which has a pressurized cabin. His production under the designation of sample Model90 King Air took off for the first time 20.01.1964.

These planes marked the beginning of a series of three thousand King Air. Test models 6590T who held the US Army (where he was the designation NU8F), demonstrated full compliance with all requirements. As a result, followed by the first order for the aircraft under the designation 48 U21A. The plane could accommodate a crew of two people and soldiers 10, 6-8 or man command structure, or 3 stretcher. Armchairs thus easily removed and appeared location for loads of up to 1361kg. The first delivery of production aircraft U21A Ute started 16.05.1967. As a result, followed by contracts and was built more than 160 machines. These included models U21A models RU21A / RU21D turboprop engines Pratt & WhitneyCanadaPT6A20 shaft power 550l.s. and models RU21B / RU21C / RU21E engines PT6A29, shaft power 620 hp


King Air C90GTi cockpit

King Air C90GTi cockpit

RU21 plane was specially designed for use in Southeast Asia, as an electronic intelligence. He had a set of antennas and sensors on the fuselage, and inside - appropriate systems and avionics and navigation systems that provide all-weather operation. RU21B and RU21C had from the company designation Beech Model65A902 and Model65A903 respectively, and assigned the designation U21G 17 aircraft, which were intended for the US Air Force, and were similar to the planes U21A.

Deliveries civilian version 90KingAir, which had a pressurized cabin, and up to ten seats, including pilot, started at the end of 1964. In the early 1966 the aircraft supplanted model KingAirA90, on which was mounted a more powerful motors RT6A20. One of these aircraft was used by the military code VC6A.

By following the model of the plane was A90 King Air B 90, which had a slight improvement in September 1970 aircraft King Air C 90, which established a better system of cab heating and air conditioning. The plane was S90 in serial production for 1982, 1000 was made about these machines. One of them, under the coded VC6B, was also in service with the US Air Force. From its inception the airplane S90 constantly improving, it was mounted motors RT6A21.

The characteristics of the aircraft King Air C90GTi:



  • Range: 1539km

  • Cruising speed: 500km / hour

  • The highest altitude: 9144m

  • The highest take-off weight: 4581kg

  • The greatest number of passengers: 5

  • interior length: 3.84m

  • The width of the passenger compartment: 1.37m

  • Cabin height: 1.45m

  • The volume of the passenger compartment: 6.43kub.m

  • Length: 10.82m

  • Height: 4.34m

  • Wingspan: 15.32m


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