Textron Aviation has been awarded a contract by Air Archipels of Tahiti (French Polynesia) for one Beechcraft King Air 260 and one cargo door-equipped King Air 260C aircraft. The aircraft are planned to be delivered to Air Archipels in the second half of 2021.
Air Archipels currently operates a fleet of Beechcraft Super King Air B200s in French Polynesia. The first cargo door King Air 260 was ordered by Air Archipels and it will be the first to enter service.
Air Archipels carries out 3,000 hours of flights per year, most of which are for medical emergency evacuations. Their new King Air 260C will be configured for air ambulance missions, incorporating a LifePort medical interior.