Raytheon Aircraft says that deliveries of turboprop aircraft increased in the third quarter, and it expects full-year shipments of all aircraft types to exceed its 1995 total of 409.

Deliveries of 16 Beech King Airs and one Beech Starship took business-turboprop shipments for the first nine months to 65 aircraft, compared to 57 in the same period of 1995.

Raytheon also delivered 51 Beech 1900D regional turboprops in the first nine months, up from 47 in 1995. It expects business-jet deliveries to pick up in the fourth quarter: six Beechjet 400As and two Hawker 800XPs were shipped in the third quarter.

Source: Flight International