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FARNBOROUGH: Mexican navy acquires first of four King Air 350ERs

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.

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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.

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