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Beechcraft 99

Beechcraft 99. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Modifications.

In 1965, Beech began building an aircraft that was designed for use on local airlines. An analogue of the future serial aircraft liner took off in July 1966 of the year. The new aircraft, designated Beech Model99 Airliner, had basically Queen Air configuration, but a longer fuselage put up to fifteen passengers and two crew members. Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A20 HDDs were installed on the aircraft, having 550l.c power. Optionally, a cargo door and a movable bulkhead were provided, providing a different cargo-passenger layout. The first production aircraft was supplied by 02.05.1968, - at that time, the Model 99 Executive (alternative) was ready, in general, the 5 is one of the standard Model99 Airliner, but with different "corporate" interiors and seating arrangements.

Then came ModelA99 and ModelВ99, as well as Executive options. On these planes, PT6A27 motors were installed, having HP 680 power. By 1976, the demand for the Model99 had fallen, and by 1977, the aircraft had been discontinued, producing a total for 64's operators (mostly American) .164 machines

In 1979, Beech announced its intention to return the aircraft to the regional airline market. To make the certification process faster, the serial ModelB99 was reequipped completely, with a modern powerplant of two PT6A-36 mounted on it. The aircraft, which was designated the Model С99, flew 20.06.1980, its production began in September 1980.

The car was certified in July 1981, the first deliveries started two or three days later. С99 aircraft differs from Model В99 by more powerful engines. The manufacture of the 99 ended in 1986, after the production of the 76 aircraft.

In addition, Beech modified one Model99 in PD280 to conduct experiments on 1975 for stability.

Beechcraft 99 Salon

Beechcraft 99 Salon

20.06.1980 company with the first flight BeechcraftC99 Commuter signaled the return to the market of regional airlines.

N4799C aircraft was built as Model 99. "Beech" then bought it from "Allegheny Airlines" and changed to be operated as an analog Model S99.

Built in the Model99 version of the 1968, the N4199C aircraft was redeemed in the Beech 1980 year and changed to the Model C99 analogue. The aircraft was used until 1984 year for testing.

The airline "Air Vegas" provides services similar to "Scenic", but exploited Beech 99 Airliner. The company stopped flying v2004 year.

Aviation company "Sunbird Airlines" is one of many operators who used the cargo ventral container "speedpak" on their vehicles. Model 99 aircraft can easily be converted for transportation in the cabin cargo.

The analogue Beech 99 was equipped with round portholes, inherited from the aircraft KingAir. Production aircraft had dual rear-wheel landing gear.

Four Model99 stand in Wichita at the airport of the plant "Beech". These aircraft were intended for aviation companies in Wisconsin, Trinidad, California and Illinois.

The first French operator Beech Airliner - aviation company "AirAlpes". N12AK, one of the few B99 aircraft, was operated by AirKentucky AirLines in the 1974-83 years. The B99 version was equipped with on-board advanced equipment that met FAA requirements for use in areas with high air traffic.

Large military aircraft operators became the Chilean Air Force, bought nine copies in 1970 year. They were used for training navigators and conduct electronic intelligence. These aircraft were designated Petrels, and may be determined by the container under the fuselage with reconnaissance equipment.

Year of the first flight - 1966.

Airlines operating the aircraft: Jamaica Air Shuttle, Arctic Sunwest Charters, North WrightAirways, Kenn BorekAir, Perimeter Airlines, Northwestern Air.

Features Beechcraft 99:

Beechcraft 99 interior schemeLength: 13.6m.

Height: 4.4.

Empty weight: 2515kg.

Wingspan: 14.0.

Wing area: 26.0kv.m.

Cruising speed: 350km / h..

Ceiling: 7990m.

Range with maximum load: 1680km.

Engines: 2hP & WCPT6A36.

Link: 2x750l.s.

Number of seats: 15mest.

Maximum takeoff weight: 4730kg.

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