Just happen to see this in an AOPA EPilot email, which normally I would have deleted...
At NBAA 2012, Beech has shown, at least partly, what they will hopefully be doing after emerging from Bankruptcy next year. Shown included plans for re-engined Barons and Bonanzas with either diesel or Jet A engines.
But the big thing I feel is what was also shown. A new single engine turboprop product line that " is basically the premier jet fuselage stretched for seating between 8-11 with a cruising speed of 300kts."
Basically, it's Beech's larger PC-12. I'm curious if and when this is launched, what will it do to the Kingair line? It's a single engine (should be cheaper to operate), with about the same speed, and has the same or even a larger passenger capacity. So the only thing I can think of is overall performance, but it said this should be able to operate out of rough strips as well.