|Beechraft delivering the T-6C+ aircraft to the Mexican Navy. Photo: Beechcraft|
[Avionics Today 08-26-2014] Beechcraft, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, announced the delivery of two T-6C+ military trainers and one King Air 350ER to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR for its name in Spanish). In addition to the aircraft, both contracts with SEMAR include parts support as well as training for pilots and mechanics.
The T-6C+ order was placed in March of this year as part of the Mexican Navy’s ongoing fixed-wing aircraft modernization program. The aircraft features a hard-point wing, heads-up display, up-front control panel, an integrated glass cockpit, and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite that expands advanced training opportunities. The systems are also integrated with a Hands-On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS).
The newly delivered King Air is the second aircraft of a four-aircraft contract signed earlier this year and Beechcraft is expecting to deliver the remaining aircraft by early 2015. King Air turboprops, which operate commercially and in all branches of the U.S. military, serve a variety of missions ranging from traditional passenger and cargo transport to electronic and imagery surveillance, air ambulance, airway calibration, photographic mapping, training and weather modification.