Someone forgot to tell Beech that Pilatus already built that plane.
A Pilatus is not a Beechcraft. Using a King Air brand on a single engine turbo prop is a great idea. Times are a changing and this sounds to me to be the next logical step. It will be an American Plane and open up a new income stream to replace the jets that are being discontinued. All of our American companies need to take a slow steady paced strategy and build deeper pockets so the next time we have a government induced recession they wont lose part or all of their companies.
Who is willing to trust Beech with their money after what they did to those warranties?
If I had a million dollars plus to spend it certainly wouldn't be on a plane made by folks that will go back on their obligations to their customers, all the while the executives fussing about getting their bonuses. Walter must be doing barrel rolls in his grave.
Beechcraft is a mere shadow of it's former self.