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The 100th King Air 360 goes to California cancer care operator
As the Beechcraft King Air 360 reaches its 100th delivery, CBCC is excited about the increased capability the aircraft will give it to globally expand its cancer care delivery and research.
The addition of the King Air 360 will be a game changer for CBCC in terms of productivity.

Long-time Textron customer Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) has taken delivery of the 100th Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop.

Based in Bakersfield, California, CBCC is a pioneer in global cancer care. Working for decades with the UCLA TRIO Network, CBCC has provided patients with access to new clinical trials across the world, many of which have changed the way cancer therapy is delivered today.

“The addition of this aircraft will be a game changer for us in terms of productivity,” says medical director Dr Ravi Patel. “We are excited about the increased capability the King Air 360 will give us to globally expand our cancer care delivery and research.”

The King Air 360 cockpit features the addition of the Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle, which automatically manages engine power from the take off roll through the climb, cruise, descent and go-around phases of flight. Another key update in the cockpit is the new digital pressurisation controller, which automatically schedules cabin pressurisation during both climb and descent.

Other upgrades include a lower cabin altitude at the aircraft's certified ceiling of 35,000ft, more than 10 per cent lower when compared to the King Air 350i.

The redesigned cabin features craftsman-built cabinetry, partitions and side ledges, upgraded materials and finishes, along with all new interior schemes. Other amenities that come standard on the entire King Air line up include pull-out work tables, power outlets, USB charging stations and a private aft lavatory.

“We take pride in providing aircraft solutions for our customers with the latest in aviation technology. The King Air 360's updated airframe, avionics and interior provide our passengers with a comfortable and reliable flight experience,” says SVP of global sales and flight operations Lannie O'Bannion. “The King Air family of aircraft is renowned for its versatility and reliability, and this 100th delivery of the 360 is an exciting milestone in the continued success of a legendary product.”

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