Beech 99 Airliner

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeCommuter airliner
  • PowerplantsB99 - Two 505kW (680shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A28s turboprops driving three blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. C99 - Two 535kW (715shp) PT6A36s.
  • PerformanceB99 - Max cruising speed 460km/h (247kt). Initial rate of climb 2090ft/min. Range at max cruising speed 1665km (900nm), range at cruising speed 1887km (1019nm). C99 - Max speed 496km/h (268kt) at 8000ft, cruising speed at 8000ft 461km/h (249kt). Range with max fuel and reserves 1686km (910nm).
  • WeightsB99 - Empty equipped 2620kg (5777lb), max takeoff 4944kg (10,900lb). C99 - Operating empty 3040kg (6700lb), max takeoff 5125kg (11,300lb).
  • DimentionsB99 - Wing span 14.00m (45ft 11in), length 13.58m (44ft 7in), height 4.38m (14ft 4in). C99 - Same except for wing span 13.98m (45ft 11in). Wing area 26.0m2 (279.7sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of one or two. Typical passenger accommodation for 15 at two abreast. Baggage stowed in nose compartment and underbelly cargo pod.
  • ProductionTotal Model 99 production of 239. This includes 164 99s, A99s, A99As and B99s between 1967 and 1975 and production of 75 C99s between 1980 and 1986, when production ceased.

The Beech 99 is a development of the fruitful Queen Air/King Air arrangement, and shares the King Air's fundamental powerplant and format, yet generally is another outline, with an essentially stretched lodge with more noteworthy seating limit.

Outline of the 99 started in the late 1960s, to some extent to discover a substitution for the respected Beech 18. In December 1965 an extended fuselage Queen Air was flown surprisingly, while the Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6 controlled model 99 made its first flight in July 1966. The principal client flying machine was conveyed in May 1968, the arrangement then known as the Commuter 99. At the time the 99 was Beech's biggest airplane yet and Beech was hopefully determining a creation rate of 100 for every year.

Resulting models were the A99, A99a and B99, with contrasting powerplants, submodels and weights. The B99 was accessible in two variations, the B99 Airliner and the B99 Executive, a corporate transport adaptation with seating for somewhere around eight and 17 travelers.

Creation of ahead of schedule models was stopped in 1975, and it was not until 1979 that the enhanced C99 Commuter (in addition to the bigger 1900, portrayed independently) was proclaimed as a major aspect of Beech's come back to the suburbanite carrier market. A changed over B99 fitted with P&wc Pt6a34 motors served as the C99 model, and flew in this structure surprisingly on June 20 1980.

Creation flying machine offered Pt6a36 motors, and conveyances recommenced after accreditation, both in July 1981. Right away a short time later it got to be known as the C99 Airliner.

C99 creation stopped in 1986.

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