Queensland Police Service orders fleet of Beechcraft King Air turboprops for law enforcement mission

posted on 4th October 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Queensland Police Service orders fleet of Beechcraft King Air turboprops for law enforcement mission

Textron Aviation Inc. today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Queensland Police Service for five Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop aircraft with heavy weight, cargo door and extended range options.

The Beechcraft King Air fleet will support the Queensland Police Service law enforcement mission and be based in Brisbane, Australia.  Deliveries are expected to occur through 2023.

The Beechcraft King Air is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. company.

Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Cessna and Bell.

“We’re honored the Queensland Police Service has chosen the Beechcraft King Air to support their law enforcement mission,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation.

“The King Air continues to be selected for a wide range of special mission roles around the world due to the aircraft’s capabilities and reliability.”

The King Air 360 aircraft will be equipped with a gravel landing protection kit and configured in a high-density seat transport configuration.

Endless Special Mission Possibilities

When government, military and commercial customers want airborne solutions for critical missions, they turn to Textron Aviation.

The company’s aviation solutions provide the high performance and flight characteristics required to address the unique challenges of special mission operations.

With unparalleled quality, versatility and low operating costs, Textron Aviation products are preferred for air ambulance, ISR, utility transport, aerial survey, flight inspection, training and a number of other special operations.