Textron Aviation Special Missions has delivered a ninth cargo door, extended-range Beechcraft King Air 350CERto the U.S. Marine Corps. Designated the UC-12W, the turboprop twin is a commercial off-the-shelf multi-mission King Air that has the range and payload to provide high-priority transportation for personnel and cargo, courier flights, medical evacuation, and humanitarian aid. It is also used for multi-engine pilot training.
“The UC-12W continues a long and enduring tradition of Beechcraft King Air in the service of the Corps,” said Textron Aviation v-p of special mission sales Bob Gibbs. “Their continued faith in our products and trust in our company and our team are essential to our relationship with militaries worldwide.”
A Textron Aviation spokesman said the first two 350CERs were delivered to the Marine Corps in 2010. He added 11 total aircraft are in the program of record to procure; however, no additional 350CERs are currently on order.