Unveiled at the Paris Airshow in 2005, the Beechcraft King Air 350ER has proved popular with both military and civilian operators.
The aircraft was designed to compete with larger competitors in the maritime patrol market but the benefits of its large fuel tanks - providing over nine hours of endurance – also proved attractive to operators looking for a platform to perform overland surveillance.
Consequently, it has received orders from a variety of military services and government agencies including the Iraqi Air Force and US Customs and Border Patrol. Demand for the type is also high among the intelligence community, which routinely leases the new type from private operators for a variety of airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations.
The aircraft will feature in a special industry showcase on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo.