The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-seat regional turboprop aircraft. It is also used for cargo transport or business trips by several government and military organizations. This aircraft is designed to carry passengers in all weather conditions, from airports with small runways. The Beechcraft 1900 is one of the most popular among 19-seater aircraft.
There are three versions of the Beechcraft 1900: Type C, D or King Air ExecLiner for civilian versions. There is also a military version C-12J. The initial version A was only produced three times, only one of which is still in service within the Escuadrón de Ejecutivos 310 Boliviano.
With over 450 units manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft, the 1900D was marketed in 1991, following a new design of the Beechcraft 1900 C. With the Beechcraft 1900 and 1900C have cabins so small that passengers could not stand, the Beechcraft 1900D was designed to change this. With an extended fuselage, allowing the passengers to stand up, the Beechliner is also related to the Beech King Air. Production stopped in October 2002.
Since the cab of the 1900D is larger and therefore heavier than that of the Beechcraft 1900 or 1900C, some things were changed with version. More powerful engines and modified thrusters were installed, winglets were added to reduce drag and increase wing effectiveness and the tail was made larger in response to more powerful engines. The cab has been updated with an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS). The Beechcraft 1900D has a length of 17.60 meters, for a wingspan of 17,70 meters. It is 4,50 meters tall.