Following a strike at Pratt & Whitney which interrupted delivery of PT6A engines, Beech selected the Garrett TPE331 series engine to power the new B100 King Air, whose first flight was in March 1975, with first deliveries in 1976. Collins avionics were offered as standard equipment. The Beech King Air B100 is powered by a pair of Garrett TPE 331-6-252B turboprop engines producing 715 shaft horsepower driving Hartzell four-bladed, full feathering, reversible, constant speed propellers. Inspection interval on the engines is 5,400 hours.
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