Hawker Beechcraft to participate in RIAT and Farnborough Airshow 2012


Beechcraft T-6C_Farnborough 2012

Hawker Beechcraft is planning to showcase its military trainer and special mission aircraft at the forthcoming Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) and Farnborough International Airshow, in UK.

At RIAT Hawker Beechcarft will display its T-6C Texan II military trainer and Beechcraft Multi-Mission King Air 350ER demonstrator, while the Farnborough Airshow will feature King Air B200 and King Air 350 demonstrators.

Hawker Beechcraft Defense business development vice president, Russ Bartlett, said: "We have two proven platforms that are ideal for showcasing to military and special mission customers in this region of the world: the world's most versatile and efficient training platform, the T-6C Texan, and our adaptable, durable and sustainable King Air."

The T-6C Texan is equipped with an integrated glass cockpit, a hands-on throttle and stick, and Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite to provide trainee pilots and instructors with enhanced training opportunities.

Featuring a fully integrated and FAA-certified dual FMS/GPS navigation suite, the Cockpit 4000's modular and open architecture design allows for future upgrades, addressing current and future training requirements.

Capable of more than 12 hours endurance, the Beechcraft multi-mission King Air 350ER is a standard extended-range demonstrator aircraft equipped with a search radar radome with electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) lift for surveillance missions.

The aircraft is also integrated with high density seating for military transport missions, as well as two medical sleds and a medical storage cabinet for air ambulance missions.

RIAT is scheduled to commence on 6 July 2012, and the Farnborough International Airshow will run from 9-15 July, in the UK.


Image: A Beechcraft T-6C Military Trainer at the Royal New Zealand Air Force's (RNZAF) 75th Anniversary Air Show. Photo: courtesy of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.