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August 21, 2014

Beechcraft delivers 2 trainers and a King Air to Mexican Navy

The deliveries are part of a contract that also calls for parts support and training.

Beechcraft has delivered two T-6C+ military trainers to the Mexican Navy, according to a news release.

Beechcraft, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., also delivered a King Air 350ER, the second of four that have been ordered as part of the Mexican Navy’s ongoing fixed-wing modernization program.

The two remaining King Airs are expected to be delivered by early 2015. In addition to the aircraft, both contracts with SEMAR include parts support as well as training for pilots and mechanics.

The T-6C+ features a hard-point wing, an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite.

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.

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