WICHITA, Kan. (March 5, 2014) – Beechcraft Corporation and its regional distributor, Aerolineas Ejecutivas, today announced that it will exhibit a Beechcraft King Air 250, King Air C90GTx and Baron G58 at the 11th International Aviation Trade Show & Convention (AeroExpo) from March 6-8 at Toluca International Airport in Toluca, Mexico.
“Reliability, payload and range make Beechcraft’s turboprop and piston products popular with a wide range of customers throughout Mexico, including special mission and government use,” said Keith Nadolski, president, Beechcraft Americas. “Today, Beechcraft owns more than 40 percent of the business turboprop market in Mexico, where some 144 Beechcraft King Airs are registered.”
The company supports its customer base in region with two factory-owned service centers (Hawker Beechcraft Services) in Mexico, which support both Hawker and Beechcraft products: one facility in Toluca (MMTO) and one at the General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MMMY) in Monterrey. The Monterrey center opened in Sept. 2012 with the first paint facility in Mexico dedicated to general aviation.
In October 2013, the company announced a follow-on sale of its Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainer to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The order followed an initial order of six T-6C+ aircraft from the FAM in January 2012; all 12 aircraft have been delivered to an advanced training base in Mexico’s northern region. Beechcraft also provides FAM with parts support and field service representatives for technical expertise and training of maintenance personnel.
Aircraft at Beechcraft’s AeroExpo static display include:
- King Air 250 – Building on a reputation of proven performance, the next-generation King Air 250 features composite winglets and lightweight composite propellers, delivering improved runway performance, range, speed and enhanced climb. Passengers travel in quintessential King Air comfort, easily moving about in the spacious square-oval cabin over long-distance journeys. The King Air 250 further defines mission reliability with a ram air recovery system that maintains peak performance when the anti-icing system is activated, resulting in a high-performance, all-weather aircraft.
- King Air C90GTx – With advanced payload and performance enhancements, the King Air C90GTx is part of a long line of hard-working turboprops. With greater range and efficiency, this entry level twin–turboprop aircraft is ready to meet the needs of owners and pilots, as well as value-conscious corporations around the globe. The King Air C90GTx now comes standard with a fully integrated Collins Pro Line 21™ avionics system – the same sophisticated system found in large $30 million jets. Unchanged, however, is the King Air’s singular blend of versatility, ruggedness, comfort and quality.
- Baron G58 – The twin-engine piston aircraft that pilots aspire to own, the Baron G58 offers unmatched performance and range/payload capabilities in its segment. It also features a premium cabin that provides the best ride of any twin-engine aircraft, including flexible seating that allows for seating of two, four or six people, with the option to reconfigure and remove seats to accommodate mission needs and large baggage items. Its flight deck includes fully integrated Garmin G1000® avionics with a GFC 700 flight control system and new GWX 68 color weather radar.
Beechcraft this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the King Air series as the best-selling business aircraft family in the world. Since 1964, Beechcraft has delivered nearly 7,200 King Airs with the worldwide fleet recently surpassing 60 million flight hours. In 2013, worldwide King Air-series deliveries increased by 52 percent from the previous year.