Wichita, KS – Beechcraft Corporation has delivered the first of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER aircraft ordered by the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR).
In addition to the aircraft, Kansas-headquartered Beechcraft will support SEMAR with on-the-ground service, support and training through its Global Mission Support organization, the company said.
Rear Admiral Jose Marie Macedo, Director General of Naval Aviation Operations, visited company headquarters in Wichita, to accept delivery of the aircraft, which will be stationed at the naval base in Veracruz.
The remaining three aircraft will be delivered by the second quarter of 2015.
The company was a major exhibitor at the recent Farnsborough, UK Airshow, displaying its specially modified Beechcraft King Air 350ER.
The aircraft is operated out of Northern Europe and fitted with a mission package that supports search and rescue, fishery inspection, pollution monitoring and seaway/shipping lane surveillance missions.
The King Air 350ER was selected for these missions due to its high dash speeds, long endurance, high reliability and low operating cost.