Description of BEECHCRAFT 1900D
The Beechcraft 1900D Beechliner is a 19-seat regional turboprop aircraft that is used to transport passengers on short-haul and conventional routes. While it is mainly used for group flights, it can also be used for cargo transport or medical evacuations (MEDEVAC). It is possible to fit six stretchers in the cabin.
The fewer passengers on board, the greater its range. With 18 or 19 passengers, the flight distance is roughly equivalent to a route 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 1900D 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 has been the most commercially successful model since 1991. It has the advantage over the C model as it allows passengers to stand in the aircraft. That model was identified as having too little space in the cabins (just 1.45 m high), so the fuselage was enlarged.
Production on the Beechcraft 1900D stopped in 2002 but the aircraft is still highly in demand on the market.