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Beechcraft 2000 Starship

Beechcraft 2000 Starship

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Beechcraft 2000 Starship

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The Beechcraft Starship is a twin-turboprop six- to eight-passenger pressurized business aircraft produced by Beech Aircraft Corporation.

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The Beechcraft Starship is a twin-turboprop six- to eight-passenger pressurized business aircraft produced by Beech Aircraft Corporation.

Operational History

Development of the Starship began in 1979 when Beech decided to explore designs for a successor to its King Air line of turboprops that would fly faster and carry more passengers.[1] The design was originated by Beechcraft in January 1980 as Preliminary Design 330 (PD 330).[citation needed] Beechcraft President Linden Blue was the executive sponsor of the project at its inception.[citation needed] Max E. Bleck was the Beechcraft President who oversaw its subsequent production. C.R. Stoner, head of Beechcraft’s Experimental division, was the project manager.[citation needed] On August 25, 1982, Beech contracted with Scaled Composites to refine the design and build an 85% scale proof-of-concept (POC) aircraft.[1][2] One of the significant changes made to the design by Scaled Composites was the addition of variable geometry to the canard

NASA-2000Starship.jpg
RoleExecutive transport
ManufacturerBeechcraft
First flightFebruary 15, 1986
StatusIn limited use
Produced1983–1995
Number built53

VAriants

  • Variants

    Model 115
    Conceptual 85% scale prototype, one built by Scaled Composites.
    Model 2000
    Initial production version. 20 produced including three pre-production airworthy prototypes.[23][24]
    Model 2000A
    Beech did not serialise the 2000A as a distinct model and it was not issued a new FAA type certificate.[25][26]
    The final 2000A configuration had tuning-fork-type noise dampers and improved insulation to reduce cabin noise and redesigned exhaust stacks for more efficient engine airflow. Stall strips placed on the front wing to enhance stall behavior were removed. Elimination of the stall strips reduced stall speed by up to 9 knots (10 mph; 17 km/h), which allows the 2000A to takeoff from shorter runways.[9] The 2000 had standpipes in the fuel tanks to artificially limit fuel capacity so the aircraft would meet a target payload weight. The standpipes were removed in the 2000A, increasing fuel capacity by 31 US gal (117 L).[26] Both the maximum ramp weight and takeoff weight were increased by 500 lb (227 kg) and zero fuel weight was increased 400 lb (181 kg).[26]
    Beech produced a kit to upgrade serial numbers NC-4 through NC-28 to 2000A specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2[45]
  • Capacity: 6
  • Length: 46 ft 1 in (14.05 m)
  • Wingspan: 54 ft 5.70 in (16.6 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 1.3 in (3.94 m)
  • Wing area: 281 sq ft (26.1 m2)
  • Empty weight: 10,085 lb (4,574 kg) standard empty weight
  • Gross weight: 15,010 lb (6,808 kg) max ramp weight
  • Max takeoff weight: 14,900 lb (6,759 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 565 gallons, or 3785 lbs.[45]
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A turboprop, 1,200 shp (890 kW) each
  • Propellers: 5-bladed McCauley, 8 ft 8 in (2.64 m) diameter

Performance

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 385 mph (620 km/h, 335 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 353 mph (568 km/h, 307 kn)
  • Stall speed: 112 mph (180 km/h, 97 kn) max weight with flaps retracted & idle power[45]
  • Minimum control speed: 108 mph (174 km/h, 94 kn) flaps retracted[45]
  • Range: 1,742 mi (2,804 km, 1,369 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,748 ft/min (13.96 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 53 lb/sq ft (260 kg/m2)
  • Power/mass: 6.2 lb/shp

Aircrafttoaal encyclopedia

Beechcraft is a brand of Textron Aviation[1] since 2014. Originally, it was a brand of Beech Aircraft Corporation, an American manufacturer of general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft, ranging from light single-engined aircraft to twin-engined turboprop transports, business jets, and military trainers.[2][3] Beech later became a division of Raytheon and then Hawker Beechcraft before a bankruptcy sale turned its assets over to Textron (parent company of Beech's historical cross-town Wichita rival, Cessna Aircraft Company)