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February 22, 2023

King Air 260 Selected for Navy Trainer

Newest King Air 260 Replaces Fleet of Vintage King Air 90s

Textron Aviation has been awarded the Multi-Engine Training System (METS) contract by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), making the King Air 260 the aircraft of choice for future student pilots. The contract award will provide up to 64 King Air 260s, designated the T-54A in Navy service. The initial Lot I award will procure 10 new commercial-spec Beechcraft King Air 260s with their associated support. Lots II and III, should they be exercised, would add another 27 aircraft apiece. Deliveries are planned from 2024 to 2026.

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