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Beechcraft King Air 90 Insurance Cost Examples

Pro Pilot and Experienced

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $1,000,000 Agreed Value $11,000
Aircraft Liability $10,000,000 Per Occurrence $5,000
Total Annual Premium $16,000

Pro Pilot and Experienced but less than 1,500TT

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $1,000,000 Agreed Value $13,000
Aircraft Liability $1,000,000 Per Occurrence $3,000
Total Annual Premium $16,000

Owner Pilot and Experienced

Coverage Limits Premium
Physical Damage $1,000,000 Agreed Value $11,000
Aircraft Liability $2,000,000 Per Occurrence $3,000
Total Annual Premium $14,000

Aircraft Summary

Drawing on the Model 88, the 90 was the first King Air to take flight. Outfitted with two PT6A-6 turboprops and a 9,000 lb Take Off Gross Weight (TOGW), this groundbreaking aircraft was the first cost-effective and accessible turbine-powered, pressurized corporate aircraft. 112 of these models were built in total.
The Beech A90, modified with several B90-style enhancements, is not officially recognized by the company.
Boasting Model 87 design, unpressurised with square windows and a powerful 550shp PT6A-20 engine, U-21A aircraft have been produced in 141 units and delivered to the US Army. Once retired from military use, many have been adapted with civilian registrations and now enjoy a new life in service.
The Beech A90, modified with several B90-style enhancements, is not officially recognized by the company.
The King Air 100 Pressurization and Environmental Control Systems have been infused into the C90, creating a more advanced version of the B90.
Aircrafts based on the A90 are equipped with a robust 9650 TOGW, enlarged ailerons for superior control, enlarged wing span for improved flight performance, upgraded instrumentation for better navigation, pressureization for enhanced cabin comfort, and an extra side window for extra viewing pleasure. A total of 184 of these aircraft have been built.
The C90-1 – the new and improved version of the C90 with its E90 tailplane and increased power output and maximum cabin pressure differential.
LJ-1349 – An Updated C90A Model with Enhanced Performance Features
Serial Number LJ-1349 is an improved C90A model, equipped with new engine cowlings, landing gear retraction and electrical systems. Building on the features of the previous C90-1, this C90A model provides advanced pressurization and heating systems, bringing with it faster cruise speed and an increased rate of climb.
FAA Type Certification of the C90A allowed for the development of the C90B – boasting 4-bladed props to enhance takeoff performance. The C90B also offers reduced cabin noise thanks to its vibration dampening and insulation. Serial Number LJ-1349 is a C90A while LJ-1727, LJ-1754 & LJ-1756 are C90GT models.
The C90GT: King Air Size, Enhanced Performance. Experience increased power with PT6A-135A engines, 750 shp flat rated to 550 shp for more efficient climb and cruise capability. Maximum comfort with generous cabin spaces.
The King Air C90GTi is equipped with a cutting-edge Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system and an expansive cabin, 50% larger than most VLJs. Benefits include an in-flight-accessible, pressurized and heated baggage area, as well as a private aft lavatory.
The King Air C90GTx has been upgraded with extended range capabilities and improved performance. Its unique composite winglets offer reduced drag to give it faster climb time and fuel efficiency. This aircraft can now carry more fuel under all loading scenarios and fly for farther distances. The winglet system further provides superior handling during low speed and high altitude flight.
The C90SE provides an economical option for pilots, featuring 3-blade props and the Bendix/King CNI-5000 digital avionics system as standard equipment. Its lower price tag also comes with reduced standard equipment and a more basic interior compared to the C90B model. Single-pilot certified, the C90SE presents a great opportunity.
The legendary E90, a C90 variant, takes flight in 1972. It boasts an impressive 680shp PT6A-28 engines and a hefty takeoff weight of 10100lb – with 347 produced in total.
This aircraft features a C90 body with Model 200 wings, two PT6A-135 engines boasting a combined 750shp, and four-bladed propellers – all combining to provide the unique T-Tail design.
The F90 with the enhanced -135A engine and sleek engine cowlings of the C90A yields faster airspeed by roughly 20 kts compared to its predecessor.

Models We Cover

Beechcraft King Air 90
Beechcraft King Air A90
Beechcraft King Air A90-1
Beechcraft King Air B90
Beechcraft King Air C90-1
Beechcraft King Air C90A
Beechcraft King Air C90B
Beechcraft King Air C90GT
Beechcraft King Air C90GTi
Beechcraft King Air C90GTx
Beechcraft King Air C90SE
Beechcraft King Air E90
Beechcraft King Air F90
Beechcraft King Air F90-1


The cheapest King Air 90 is the oldest B90 starting at $590,000, and the most expensive is the newest C90GTx, with a maximum price of $3,700,000. The King Air 90 models are B90, C90, C90-1, C90A, C90C, C90GT, C90GTi, C90GTx, C90SE, E90, F90, F90-1.

The first model was the B90 in 1968 and the last one was the C90GTx which was produced in 2016. The production of the King Air 90 family ended in March 2021 with the King Air C90GTx. With all the types, a total of 1,913 King Air 90 have been built.

Risk Areas

Risk areas involve King Air 90 flown by less experienced pilots. Pilots will need to have at least 1,000 hours of flight time. Pilots over 75 years old will have liability limits decreased, increased rates, and depending on the carrier, typically required to complete annual Medical and EKG by an AME. The King Air 90 is an old aircraft, and insurance companies will consider flight time, accident history, and operation details to assess the risk.

Claim History

The King Air 90 family has an excellent safety record while being flown by owner pilots. The King Air 90 has been in existence since 1968, giving underwriters sufficient data to weigh the risk of coverage.

Safety Features

The Beechcraft King Air 90 has seen many safety upgrades. The last model, the King Air C90GTx avionics suite, has multi-sensor flight management systems (FMS). There are weather radars to promote safe flight, XM satellite weather.

Other safety features include a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), a terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and a high-speed USB database loader. The suite also features an integrated flight information system (IFIS) that provides tools like electronic Jeppesen charts to improve situational awareness.

Aircraft Insurance Cost Guide

Learn more about the cost of insurance for private pilots based on your aircraft type and the various factors that affect premium rates. Whether you’re seeking owner aircraft insurance or commercial aircraft insurance, this valuable information will help to make an informed decision about the best coverage for you. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Flight Training Centers

Beechcraft and Textron Flight Training Centers are located throughout the US and throughout the world.

Parts Service Centers

Beechcraft has the same authorized service centers as Cessna because they are both owned by Textron Aviation. Beechcraft Authorized Service Centers are located throughout the US and throughout the world.

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