Raytheon Beechcraft 1900

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeRegional airliner and corporate transport
  • Powerplants1900C - Two 820kW (1100shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A65B turboprops driving four blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. 1900D - Two 955kW (1280shp) P&WC PT6A67D turboprops.
  • Performance1900C - Max cruising speed 495km/h (267kt). Range with 10 pax at long range cruising speed with reserves 2907km (1570nm). 1900D - Max cruising speed 533km/h (288kt). Range with 10 pax and reserves at long range cruising speed 2776km (1498nm).
  • Weights1900C - Empty 4327kg (9540lb), max takeoff 7530kg (16,600lb). 1900D - Typical empty 4831kg (10,650lb), max takeoff 7688kg (17,120lb).
  • Dimentions1900C - Wing span 16.60m (54ft 6in), length 17.63m (57ft 10in), height 4.54m (14ft 11in). Wing area 28.2m2 (303sq ft). 1900D - Wing span (over winglets) 17.67m (58ft 0in), length 17.63m (57ft 10in), height 4.72m (15ft 6in). Wing area 28.8m2 (310.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Standard passenger accommodation for 19 at two abreast. ExecLiner configurations range for between 10 to 18, depending on customer requirements.
  • Production207 civil Beech 1900Cs were built when production ended. More than 300 1900Ds had been ordered at the time of writing.

The Beech 1900 19 seat suburbanite was picked alongside the more diminutive 1300, both improvements of the King Air 200, and the C99 for Beech's reentry into the provincial aerial shuttle advertise in 1979.

The most evident change from the King Air 200 to the 1900c is the generously extended fuselage (17.63m/57ft 10in contrasted with 13.34m/43ft 9in). Different progressions incorporate all the more influential motors, a changed tail with tailets, and stabilons on the lower back fuselage.

Improvement of the 1900 started in 1979, with first flight happening on September 3 1982. US FAA affirmation was granted in November 1983, preceding the 1900c's passage into administration in February the accompanying year. The principal Execliner corporate transport form was conveyed in mid 1985.

Amid the course of 1900c creation a wet wing was presented expanding fuel limit by 927 liters (204imp gal/245us gal), while military transport, sea watch and electronic observation adaptations were advertised.

Beech reported the enhanced 1900d at the US Regional Airlines Association meeting in 1989, with the model, a changed over 1900c, first flying on March 1 1990. Generation exchanged to the enhanced model in 1991, with first conveyances (to Mesa Air) that November. The primary change presented on the 1900d was the significantly deeper fuselage with standup headroom. Moreover it likewise presented bigger traveler and cargo entryways and windows, twin ventral strakes and assistant level altered tails, while all the more influential motors and winglets enhance hot and elite.

The 1900d has sold especially well. Case in point the 1900d's greatest client is Mesa Airlines, an United Airlines feeder, which has submitted aggregate firm requests for 118. A 1900d conveyed to Impulse Airlines in Australia in March 1997 was the 500th 1900 manufactured.

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