For Use As Executive Shuttle
Raytheon Airline Aviation Services
(RAAS) has delivered the latest in a steadily growing fleet of
executive and corporate shuttle Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.
The aircraft, UE-290, was delivered to The Williams Group
International, a diversified Atlanta, GA, company engaged in
construction and engineering services, primarily in the
energy-related field. CEO Virgil Williams, accompanied by his wife
Sara, took delivery of the aircraft in August 2005 at a ceremony
attended by RAAS employees.
"We were delighted to be able to work with Williams in crafting
UE-290 to meet his demanding specifications," said Skip Gallagher,
RAAS vice president of sales. "We have delivered five refurbished
Beechcraft 1900D aircraft as executive or corporate aircraft in the
first three quarters of 2005; and it represents our fastest-growing
market segment, as more and more companies seek airlift for
functional work groups and as shuttles. The stand-up cabin of the
Beechcraft 1900 is particularly attractive to Williams and others
in this market segment."
Working closely with Williams and his flight department, the
aircraft was converted from an airliner configuration into
11-passenger executive seating consisting of two club groupings
plus two individual seats in the rear of the passenger cabin,
separated from a forward galley area and side-facing flight
Other features of the aircraft cabin include supplemental
soundproofing, LED-style upwash and downwash lighting, pleated
window shades and a 52-inch (132 cm) wide galley with hot food
capability, china and glass storage. A special aft lavatory
includes forward and aft hard partitions, vanity and sink with
heated water system and in-flight access to the specially
configured aft baggage compartment. Electronics include a full
entertainment system with drop-down ceiling monitors as well as
individual plug-in monitors, moving map display with street map
software, and a satellite communications suite including radio,
weather and phone service.
In addition to the standard Beechcraft 1900D avionics, the
flight deck includes a Collins autopilot and Garmin GNS 530 with
moving map display and a dedicated multifunction display.