US Customs/Border Protection awards contract for 2 Beechcraft aircraft to Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation Inc. has announced it has been awarded a contract for two additional Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft to serve as enforcement aircraft for the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the company said.

After mission modifications by Sierra Nevada Corporation, these two Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircraft will join a fleet of 23 other King Air 350 aircraft used to safeguard the United States homeland as part of the coordinated application of CBP´s aviation and maritime law enforcement resources.

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is a general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying.