Textron Aviation awarded contract for two Beechcraft King Air 350CER aircraft for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) enterprise, was awarded a deal for two supplemental Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop plane for the U.S. Customs and Border Defense (CBP) Air and Maritime Functions (AMO). Following mission modifications by Sierra Nevada Company, these two Multi-part Enforcement Plane (MEA) plane will be a part of a fleet of 23 other King Air 350 plane applied to safeguard the United States homeland as aspect of the coordinated application of CBP’s aviation and maritime regulation enforcement sources.

“We are honored the King Air 350CER continues to be the plane of choice to fill this vital mission require for the CBP,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Exclusive Mission Sales. ”These plane can fly 6-hour missions and can deploy to incredibly hot spots wherever multi-sensor patrols assist both of those floor and marine agents to detect, interdict and avert functions of terrorism as perfectly as the unlawful movement of individuals, illegal prescription drugs and other contraband towards or throughout the borders of the United States.”

CBP MEA is outfitted with a subtle array of active and passive sensors, technological selection tools and satellite communications capabilities that can be deployed for floor interdiction functions, air-to-air intercept functions and medium-range maritime patrols. The plane is operated by a crew of 4, like two hugely skilled sensor operators who utilize the mission tools and coordinate the data flow to the floor.

About the King Air 350CER

The Beechcraft King Air 350CER plane is an prolonged range edition of the King Air 350i twin-motor turboprop plane configured with an optional cargo door, resulting in increased mission versatility. Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A or optional manufacturing unit installed PT6A-67A turboprop engines with Hartzell 4 blade propellers power the King Air 350CER plane, and a entirely built-in Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion electronic avionics suite presents pilot(s) with condition-of-the-artwork touchscreen controls.


Unlimited Exclusive Missions Alternatives

When federal government, armed service and professional prospects want airborne answers for vital missions, they turn to Textron Aviation.  The company’s aviation answers supply the superior efficiency and flight attributes essential to address the distinctive issues of special missions functions. With unparalleled high-quality, versatility and reduced operating charges, Textron Aviation products are most popular for air ambulance, ISR, utility transport, aerial study, flight inspection, schooling and a quantity of other special functions.


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About Textron Aviation Inc.

Textron Aviation Inc. is the top basic aviation authority and household to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker makes, which account for a lot more than half of all basic aviation plane traveling. The Textron Aviation makes characterize unrivaled innovation, efficiency and management in the business, and offer you an unmatched value proposition rooted in the whole ownership working experience. Leveraging unparalleled velocity-to-market, Textron Aviation presents the most flexible and thorough business and basic aviation solution portfolio in the entire world by way of 5 principal strains of business: business jets, basic aviation and special