A 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engined turboprop aircraft, the Beechcraft 1900 is manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of Hawker Beechcraft. The 1900 has the capacity for one crew member (two for airline operations) and 19 passengers. The empty weight is 10,434 lb (4732 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 17,120 lb (7764 kg). The aircraft was designed as a regional airliner.
The Beechcraft 1900 is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engines. The cruise speed is 280 knots at 20,000 ft (518 km/h at 6100 m). The rate of climb is 2615 ft/min (797 m/min). Two 1100 shp PT6A-65B engines powered the 1900 and 1900C. The 1900D is powered by two 1279 shp PT6A-67D engines.