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Beechcraft 99

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

 

 

In 1965, the Beech company began to create an aircraft that was intended for use on local airlines. An analogue of the future serial aircraft airliner took off in July 1966. The new aircraft, designated the Beech Model99 Airliner, was primarily in a Queen Air configuration, but with a longer fuselage that could accommodate up to fifteen passengers and two crew members. The aircraft was equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PT6A20 theaters with a capacity of 550hp. Optionally, a cargo door and a movable partition were provided, which provided a different cargo and passenger layout. The first production aircraft was delivered on 02.05.1968/99/5 - at that time the Model 99 Executive (alternative version) was already ready, in general identical to the standard ModelXNUMX Airliner, but with different "corporate" interiors and seat layouts, etc.

  Next came the ModelA99 and ModelB99, as well as the Executive variants. These aircraft were equipped with PT6A27 engines with a power of 680 hp. By 1976, demand for the Model99 had dropped, and by 1977 the production of aircraft had ceased, having produced a total for 64 operators (mostly American).

  In 1979, Beech announced its intention to return the aircraft to the regional airline market. To make the certification process faster, the serial Model B99 was completely re-equipped, it was equipped with a modern power plant of two PT6A-36s. The aircraft, which was designated Model C99, took off on 20.06.1980/1980/XNUMX and production began in September XNUMX.

The car was certified in July 1981, the first deliveries started two or three days later. The C99 aircraft differs from the Model B99 in more powerful engines. The production of the C99 ended in 1986 - after the production of 76 aircraft.

 In addition, Beech modified one Model99 into a PD280 for stability experiments in 1975.

 

Beechcraft 99 Salon

Beechcraft 99 Salon

 

20.06.1980/99/XNUMX the company with the first flight Beechcraft CXNUMX Commuter signaled the return to the market of aircraft 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 a variant of the Model99 in 1968, the N4199C aircraft was purchased in 1980 by Beech and changed to a Model C99 counterpart. The aircraft was used until 1984 for testing.

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

Sunbird Airlines is one of the many operators to have used the speedpak cargo pod on their aircraft. Model 99 aircraft can be easily converted to carry cargo in the cabin.

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

Four Model99s are stationed in Wichita at the Beech plant airfield. These aircraft were destined for the aviation companies of Wisconsin, Trinidad, California and Illinois.

The first French operator Beech Airliner is AirAlpes. The N12AK, one of the few B99 aircraft, was operated by AirKentucky AirLines from 1974-83. The B99 variant was equipped with airborne 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: 4.4m.

Empty weight: 2515kg.

Wingspan: 14.0m.

Wing area: 26.0sqm

Cruising speed: 350km / h..

Ceiling: 7990m.

Flight range with maximum load: 1680 km.

Engines: 2xP & WCPT6A36.

Link: 2x750l.s.

Number of seats: 15mest.

Maximum takeoff weight: 4730kg.

 

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