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A Swedish customer took delivery of the 550th Meridian turboprop single on March 31.
The new propeller is intended to offer faster takeoff acceleration, higher cruise speeds and better climb, along with less noise.
The business aviation veteran will provide support in the public affairs, legislative and policy arenas.
With 11 letters of intent signed at Heli-Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter has order commitments for 59 copies of its all-composite light turbine.
The new turboprop is on display at the 2014 Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In.
Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its King Air this week at the Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla.