For a turboprop aircraft, the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx has a good range that allows the aircraft to serve regional routes. The maximum range for the aircraft is 1,260 nautical miles, 1,450 statute miles, or 2,334 kilometers. Those numbers are the max range the airplane can fly with enough reserves for an alternate airport. Beechcraft and Textron did not list any additional information on how the range is achieved other than a mention of “ferry” in some publications.
The actual range will likely be much less than the max range numbers that have been marketed by Beechcraft. Textron’s range map on their site shows that the range of the King Air C90GTx is 865 nautical miles (nm) with a 1,000-pound payload. The range is 1,029 nm with a 500-pound payload. Those ranges assume maximum power, NBAA IFR alternate airport at 100 nm, and flying at Flight Level 270 (27,000 feet).
More information on the range with certain payloads can be found in the pilot’s operating handbook.
Below is a range map for the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. The range map is based on the 1,260 nm max range.
Above is a range map for the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. The map was created using GPSVisualizer.com and other software by FlyRadius.
With the 1,260 nautical mile range, the King Air C90GTx can fly from Orlando (KMCO) to Dallas (KDFW) and Orlando to Teterboro (TEB) (New York City area). The turboprop can also fly from San Francisco (KSFO) to Denver (KDEN) and Seattle (SEA). The range category for the C90GTx is in the regional category. The plane can fly within a region that it is in and can’t perform long-distance missions without having to refuel. When looking at the range numbers at higher payloads, the plane is even more regional bound as a 1,000-pound payload will only allow the plane to fly 865 nm at max speed/power. If the power in the aircraft is reduced, the C90GTx will be able to fly further distances, however.
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