Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, Kansas, was awarded an $11,444,058 firm-fixed-price contract for brand new Beechcraft King Air 360ER plane. The 350ER (B300CER) is obtainable to authorities, navy and industrial clients for particular mission operations akin to aerial survey, air ambulance, flight inspection, and surveillance. Work will probably be carried out in Wichita, Kansas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2025. Fiscal 2022 Overseas Army Gross sales (Sri Lanka) funds within the quantity of $11,444,058 have been obligated on the time of the award. U.S. Military Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting exercise.

The Beechcraft King Air household is a part of a line of twin-turboprop plane produced by Textron Aviation. The King Air household has been in steady manufacturing since 1974, the longest manufacturing run of any civilian turboprop plane in its class. It outlasted all of its earlier rivals; the one different pressurized multi engine turboprop utility plane now in manufacturing is the Piaggio P.180 Avanti. Beechcraft presently presents the 250 and the bigger 350i fashions. The King Air 350 relies on the King Air 300 with a 3.4 ft (1.0 m) span improve and winglets, a 2.9 ft (0.88 m) fuselage stretch for an over 17 ft (5.2 m) foremost cabin, lengthy sufficient for double membership seating.


Beechcraft King Air 360ER Plane

By 1988, Beechcraft had begun work on the alternative for the 300, it was launched in 1990 and initially marketed because the Tremendous King Air 350. The Beechcraft KING AIR 360ER plane presents versatile, reconfigurable interiors, making them equally adept at accommodating passengers, cargo, air ambulance or different missions. The subsequent King Air 360ER turboprop reduces pilot workload with commonplace options just like the IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle, which delivers precision management for optimized energy output, together with Overtorque/Overtemp safety for a extra environment friendly takeoff. Digital pressurization mechanically schedules cabin strain on each climb and descent, rising passenger consolation and additional lowering pilot workload.

Beechcraft is a model of Textron Aviation since 2014. Initially, it was a model of Beech Plane Company, an American producer of basic aviation, industrial, and navy plane, starting from gentle single-engined plane to twin-engined turboprop transports, enterprise jets, and navy trainers. On December 26, 2013, Textron agreed to buy Beechcraft, together with the discontinued Hawker jet line, for $1.4 billion. The sale was concluded within the first half of 2014, with authorities approval. Beechcraft and Cessna could be mixed to type a brand new gentle plane manufacturing concern, Textron Aviation, that might lead to US$65M-$85M in annual financial savings over retaining the businesses separate. Textron has saved each the Beechcraft and Cessna names as separate manufacturers