Beech’s Model 1900 airliner, in various iterations, has been one of the better success stories in the 19-passenger regional carrier fleet. The first Beech airliner flew in 1982. The 1900C – with its rearranged doors and improved systems – was introduced in 1984. The airplane has been involved in continuous improvement since its introduction. The UA series has dual airstair doors; the UB series has a forward airstair and a rear cargo door. The 1900D or UE series is dramatically different from its predecessor models. It has a 14-inch increase in cabin height, more powerful engines, and new winglets and strakes. The Executive 1900D became fully certified under the FAR 23 commuter rule.
The Executive 1900D is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67D engines capable of 1,613 shp each, but flat-rated to 1,279 shp. The time before overhaul on the engines is 6,000 hours.
Beech engineers have revised the electro-luminescent instrument sub-panels and overhead panels striving for organization and simplicity. The annunciator panels have also been reworked. Standard avionics include four-inch Collins EFIS on both pilot and copilot sides. Collins weather radar and nav-com controls are on the center panel. A flight director is standard; autopilot (Collins APS65H) is optional. Yaw damp/rudder boost is also available as an option.
The Executive 1900D is a large, mid-size, twin turboprop, mid- range aircraft configured as a low-wing, T-tail design. The D model has three flap positions – zero, takeoff/approach, and land – compared to four on the C model. The wing and airframe structure has been reinforced to handle the airplane’s increased takeoff and zero fuel weights. Just ahead of each wing root is a horizontal surface that generates a vortex to hold air flow together through the wing-fuselage intersection. Additional vortex generators are located at the leading edge of the outboard flaps. Its purpose is to reduce the stall speed. Outboard fuel vents have been moved to accommodate the winglets.
The Beech Executive 1900D is designed to seat typically 12 passengers in a triple club configuration. Seats are regular airline style with reclining mechanisms, tray tables, and under-seat storage for carry-on baggage. Dual air conditioning systems-one Freon system for ground operations and one air cycle machine for operations aloft-are standard. Cabin length is 25.2ft, height is 6ft, and width is 4.5ft.
|General||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Category||Multiengine Turboprop > 12,500 lbs.|
|Years Aircraft Manufactured||1991 – 2004|
|Serial Number Range||UE1009 – UE1296 (up)|
|Retail High Price||$5,150,000.00 / 4,041,205.00€|
|Retail Low Price||$3,000,000.00 / 2,354,100.00€|
|Characteristics||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Seating||2 + 12/19|
|External Dimensions (ft)||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||25.2/25.2|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||4.5/4.1|
|Baggage||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Power||Beechcraft 1900D Executive|
|Engines||2 P&WC PT6A-67D|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||1,279 shp/ ISA+27|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|