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Beechcraft sells six more trainers to Mexican Air Force

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 4:50 p.m.

Beechcraft Corp. on Thursday announced the sale of another six T-6C-Plus military trainers to the Mexican Air Force.

The T-6C-Plus, an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer aircraft, is capable of carrying external stores and delivering practice weapons, according to a news release from the company.

The order follows an order of six T-6C-Plus aircraft in January 2012. The aircraft will be delivered to an advanced training base in Mexico’s northern region later this year.

The T-6C-Plus is an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer used by the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

Beechcraft began deliveries of the T-6 in 2000, and the aircraft has been used to train pilots, navigators and weapons systems operators from about 20 countries.

The T-6 has been produced in three versions: the original T-6A, the Navy's T-6B and a variant called the T-6C. The T-6B and T-6C are advanced versions of the T-6A and include updated cockpit avionics.

The company has also designed the AT-6, an attack version of the T-6 trainer.

Reach Dan Voorhis at 316-268-6577 or dvoorhis@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @danvoorhis.

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