August 2006 Feature
Introducing the AirSpeed Beechcraft B60 Duke.
The Beech Duke is an all-weather pressurized twin sporting a pair of Lycoming TIO-541 engines. With air conditioned comfort for up to five passengers, the advanced turbocharged engines are rated at 380 horsepower each, for high performance flight, at altitudes up to 30,000 feet.
Originally certified by FAA in 1969 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas, almost 700 aircraft we built until production ended in 1982 with the B-series. LEG's B60 Duke is a ten month aircraft refurbishment with 50-different vendors, from sixteen states. The Beech Duke is an out-of production pressurized aircraft with minimal support from the Raytheon Corporation.
LEG's twenty-five year aircraft upgrades include aerodynamic winglets and strakes, engine computer, new Lycoming lifters, preheaters, and a vacuum system overhaul. The cockpit panel redesign is outfitted with digital instruments, GPS moving map displays and includes a cabin entertainment system with a six-way Iridium SAT phone.
The Leading Edge Group specializes in complete aircraft refurbishments of late-build corporate and jetliner aircraft, refreshed for business aircraft service. With modern procedures and FAA conformity, 32-years old is many more years young on AirSpeed's calendar of business aircraft care, maintenance and safety.
This Fall, come fly in our 32-year old Beech Duke and experience how a well-maintained and proven business aircraft can become an exceptional time savings tool in the sky and on the company balance sheet.