Mexico's navy has taken delivery of its first Beechcraft King Air 350ER, and will receive three additional aircraft by the second quarter of 2015, the airframer says.
Beechcraft, a division of Textron, says the aircraft will be stationed at Mexico's naval base near Veracruz. The company's global mission support division will support the fleet with an on-the-ground service support and training arrangement, it says.
The delivery announcement was made during the Farnborough air show, where Beechcraft has a special mission-configured 350ER on display.
The type, which is powered by twin 1,050shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-60A engines, has a maximum take-off weight of 7,490kg (16,500lb), a fuel capacity of 2,360kg and a maximum ferry range of 2,350nm (4,350km), says the company.
By comparison, Beechcraft's King Air 350i has a maximum take-off weight of 6,810kg, fuel capacity of 1,640kg and a maximum ferry range of 1,805nm.