Beechcraft completed the first flight of its production AT-6 light attack aircraft on Tuesday in Wichita, Kan.
(AT-6 first production flight. Photo, courtesy of Beechcraft.)
“We have seen a growing interest in the AT-6 from the defense establishment around the world," said Bill Boisture, CEO of Beechcraft. Pratt and Whitney's PT6A-68D engine powers the AT-6, which also features Lockheed Martin
's A-10C-based mission system and L-3 Wescam's MX-15Di sensor suite.
The manufacturer has not yet secured a launch customer for the AT-6.