Description of BEECH 1900D
The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-seat regional turboprop aircraft. It is used to transport passengers on short-haul and conventional routes. Intended mainly for group flights, it can also be used for cargo transport or medical evacuations (EVASAN). It is possible to fit six stretchers in the cabin.
The fewer passengers on board, the greater its autonomy. With 18 or 19 passengers, the flight distance is about the same as between Paris and Nice or Paris and Toulouse. With 14 passengers, you can reach Gdansk or Prague, and with 9 passengers, a flight between Paris and Split becomes possible.
The Beechcraft 1900 exists in three categories: C (C-12J for the military version), D and King Air ExecLiner (civilian versions).
The original A version, developed in the early 1980s, was produced in only three examples, currently in service with Bolivia.
The Beechcraft 1900D is the most commercialized model since 1991. It makes up for the problem that the C model had of not allowing passengers to stand in the aircraft. The cabins were too small (1m45 high), so the fuselage was enlarged.
The Beechcraft 1900D production stopped in 2002 but the aircraft is still in great demand on the market.