General Aviation Beechcraft King Air 360 enters into service

Beechcraft has celebrated the Entry Into Service of its newest turboprop flagship, the King Air 360.

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The Beechcraft King Air 360 business jet has officially entered into regular service. This is a milestone for the Textron Aviation company and a delivery ceremony was celebrated with launch operator Stamoules Produce Company, Inc.

King Air 360 is Beechcraft´s new turboprop flagship aircraft and was designed and is being manufactured by Textron Aviation. The aircraft has a better operational performance and is more environmentally friendly.

Rob Scholl, senior vice president of Sales and Flight Operations for Textron Aviation commented: “This is a special day for Beechcraft King Air turboprops as we begin a new era for such a beloved aircraft [...] We are privileged to welcome Stamoules Produce Company to the Beechcraft family. This upgraded aircraft features innovative technology and next generation capabilities, and it will allow this launch customer an opportunity to transform the way they do business.”

Beechcraft´s King Air family has now been flying customers around the world for over 50 years and this latest iteration of the aircraft builds on the reputation of versatility and reliability. King Air 360 offers state-of-the-art technological advancements in the cockpit and a newly redesigned cabin.

Katie Stefanopoulos, a family member, who will also serve as corporate pilot for the new aircraft at Stamoules Produce Company said: “We’re very proud to be the launch customer of the new Beechcraft King Air 360 [...] When selecting our first aircraft, we looked for a product that would not only give us the performance and flexibility we need to grow our business, but also by a company with a trusted name and expertise in the industry – and we found that in the King Air 360 and Textron Aviation. We were excited to learn of the new upgrades and features to an already exceptional aircraft, and I am even more excited to fly.”

Stamoules Produce Company is a family-owned business based in California and the delivery of the King Air 360 represents its first-ever aircraft to join the company. Stamoules has specialized in growing and harvesting nuts, fruits and vegetables.

At the beginning of October, the King Air 360 received its type certificate from the FAA and now, deliveries have officially started.

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