The Beechcraft 1900D has been modified and upgraded from its predecessor Beechcraft 1900C and was first commercially commissioned in March 1992.
Buddha Air is the only airline operating brand new, straight-out-of-the-factory, and currently in production pressurized aircrafts in Nepal. The aircraft is manufactured by the US based Raytheon Aircraft Company (now Beechcraft, Textron Aviation). Each Beechcraft cost Buddha Air about US$ 5 million each.
The Beechcraft 1900D is the only 19 seat aircraft in the world to meet FAA’s stringent turbine engine rotor burst requirement and the FAR 23. The aircraft has all the modern avionics, instruments and airframe including weather radar and EFIS (semi glass cockpit) that are in modern jetliners. The engines PT6A-67Ds are more powerful than its predecessors and have a service ceiling of 33,000 feet and a single engine performance of 17,500 feet. Beechcraft 1900D is also the chosen 19-seater aircraft of the American Aircraft Pilot's Association.
The Beechcraft 1900D aircrafts are equipped with state-of-the-art safety devices like TCAS, GPWS, radar etc. Our aircrafts have very wide seats - similar to those on MD 80 jets. Full pressurization and air conditioning allow instant optimum cabin temperature. The remarkably low noise level helps you relax and concentrate more on the views outside. Full stand-up cabin height and reading lights add to your comfort.
The Beechcraft 1900D is a substantial redesign of the earlier 1900C model entered service featuring a wing span (over winglets) of 17.67m (58 ft), wing area of 28.8 sq m (310.0sq ft), length of 17.63m (57 ft 10in), and height of 4.72m (15ft 6in) in 1991. The Beechcraft 1900D is the latest and last version of the world famous Beechcraft 1900 series used as a regional airliner and corporate transporter and run on two 955kW (1280 shp) P&WC PT6A67D turboprops. It has maximum cruising speed of 533 km/h (288kt) and is capable of long range cruises of up to 2776 km (1498 nm). It can fly with a maximum takeoff weight of 7688kg (17,120lb) and requires two flight crews.
We are the only private airline in Nepal to purchase a brand new straight-out-of-the-factory pressurized Beechcraft.
It is manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Company (now Beechcraft, Textron Aviation Beechcraft) based in USA.
It is the choice aircraft of the American Aircraft Pilots' Association
Powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engines.
It features 19 wide seats, low noise level, full stand-up cabin and air conditioning for optimum cabin pressure.
We have TWO Beechcraft 1900D aircrafts.
Beechcraft Fleet Specification
|Aircraft||Engine Model||Aircraft Reg. No.||MSN||MTOW||Date of Operation|
|B1900D||PWC PT6A-67D||9N-AEE||UE-286||17,120 LBS||September 30, 1997|
|B1900D||PWC PT6A-67D||9N-AEW||UE-328||17,120 LBS||September 28, 1998|