Hawker Beechcraft has delivered its second Beechcraft King Air C90GTi to Shenzhen Airlines. It is using the King Air C90GTi to provide advanced pilot training at its in-house training academy, Kunpeng International Flight Academy.
Brad Hatt, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Sales, said, “The King Air C90GTi delivers the lowest priced twin-turbine aircraft with mid-size jet avionics and is ideally suited for use in advanced pilot training roles."
Shenzhen Airlines founded Kunpeng Flight Academy in 2007. It was the first flight school established independently by an airline company. It offers training courses in IFR and private and commercial licenses. Kunpeng’s main instruction base is located at Wuzhou Airport in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
AeroNews.net reports that the C90GTi features an advanced, fully-integrated Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, the same system found in the King Air B200GT, King Air 350, Premier IA, Hawker 750 and Hawker 900XP. In other words although the aircraft is on the smallish size the instrumentation is pretty much what they will find on an airliner.