NOAA Receives New Beechcraft King Air 350CER For Special Missions

Beechcraft’s King Air 350CER offers many performance and flight characteristics to fit special-mission operations. (Photo courtesy of Textron Aviation.)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Marine & Aviation Operations (OMAO) now has two Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft to undertake all kinds of critical missions. The newest Textron Aviation model joins a King Air 350CER that NOAA received in May of 2009. From aerial survey and coastal mapping to emergency photographic survey after earthquakes, oil spills, blizzards, tornados, floods, and hurricanes, the King Air 350CER aircraft’s extended range and sensor port modifications provide key support for data collection in critical times.

King Of The Air

The NOAA’s King Air 350CER aircraft can collect mission information while remaining airborne for up to eight hours. The aircraft has been configured with dual-sensor ports that allow for simultaneous data collection from multiple onboard sensors. NOAA also can modify the optical-grade glass plates in the sensor ports to allow the cabin to remain pressurized—or the optical plates can be removed, and the aircraft operated unpressurized.

More On The 350CER

The Beechcraft King Air 350CER aircraft is an extended-range version of the King Air 350i twin-engine turboprop aircraft configured with an optional cargo door, resulting in enhanced mission flexibility. Operators can choose between two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A or optional factory-installed PT6A-67A turboprop engines with Hartzell four-blade propellers. Mission data is supported by a fully integrated Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion digital avionics suite with touchscreen controls.

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Source: Textron Aviation

Posted On: 12/30/2020 11:52:18 AM