Wingspan 54 ft 6 in 16.61 mMax airplane length 43 ft 10 in 13.36 mMax tail height 1 4 ft 10 in 4.52 mDIMENSIONS (Internal) CABINLength 16 ft 8 in 5.08 mHeight 4 ft 9 in 1.45 mWidth 4 ft 6 in 1.37 mhttp://www.raytheon.com/rac/kab200/specifications.htm (2000, September 13)The performance statistics that are tracked by the aviation department secretary is reliability rating,cost per hour, usage (broken down into days), maintenance time needed, airports flown to, and typesof flights flown. Some of these tracked items are displayed below:Beech King Air B200 Totals as of September 13, 2000Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecReliability (Percent) 99 97 99 99 99 99 99 97 98 99 95 95Hours Flown 75 215 215 200 201 400 400 500 100 100 95 75Maintance Hours 100 75 60 78 65 50 50 50 100 33 35 100The maintance upkeep of this aircraft has a couple of different facites. Every 200 hours the aircraft is
returned to it’s manufacture’s maintance facility for various types of inspections. The normal everyday
wear and tear maintance like light bulbs changes, tire changes, and normally everything else that isrequired to operate the aircraft is handled by contract maintenance. The company currently contractsthe aircraft maintenance to Elliott Aviations Incorporated in Omaha, NE. The aviation department hasbeen highly satisfied with the current contract and the personnel that have been completing themaintance on the aircraft. This company guarantees the most highly qualified FAA approvedmechanics that hold the rating and class requirements for this type of aircraft. The company has beenusing this repair facility for the past 7 years. If an additional aircraft were added the department wouldlike to continue this contract and just add the additional aircraft to the current contract.Our fueling and storage of this aircraft is handled by the Omaha airport fixed base operations (FBO).By fueling with the local FBO we get a slight reduction discount of 100 dollars a year for our normal
aircraft storage fee of 400 dollars per month. The aircraft is currently stowed in it’s own garage t
osecure it from other people and the weather elements.The training requirements for both pilots for this aircraft are an annual reoccurring training from FlightSafety at Orlando, Florida. This training includes a three-day refresher course with three hours ofsimulator training. This course is required for each pilot to help him/her learn any new techniques thathave been developed for this aircraft and maintain proficiency. The simulator training is used to createevents that could possibly be life threaten if carried out on the aircraft.The benefits that this one aircraft has contributed to this company are innumerable. To recount a feware as follows. This aircraft was the linchpin in our negotiations with Banks R Us. It would have takenmuch more time for face-to-face negotiations by flying commercial due to the hub and spoke systemcurrently being used by commercial airlines. The hub and spoke system is the use of small feederflights (spokes) that concentrate all the passengers in a central area for other flights (hub). Thisreduces the amount of empty seats airlines have and helps to simplify their scheduling at thecustomers expense. The use of commercial transportation would have added at least six hours perperson per flight because of wait times and the indirect flight routes that would have been needed.Another benefit this aircraft has added has been for the transportation of funds and interoffice mail.