The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft and later Beechcraft Defense Company, and was bought by Textron Aviation in 2014). A trainer aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6 has replaced the United States Air Force’s Cessna T-37B Tweet and the United States Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor. The T-6 is a development of the Pilatus PC-9, modified by Beechcraft to enter the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) competition in the 1990s. The aircraft was designated under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system and named for the decades-earlier T-6 Texan.
The T-6A is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training, the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps for primary Naval Aviator training and primary and intermediate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training, and by the Royal Canadian Air Force (CT-156 Harvard II designation), Greek Air Force, Israeli Air Force (with the “Efroni” nickname), and Iraqi Air Force for basic flight training. The T-6B is the primary trainer for U.S. student naval aviators (SNAs). The T-6C is used for training by the Mexican Air Force, Royal Air Force, Royal Moroccan Air Force, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The Beechcraft T-6C Texan II military training aircraft is a next generation military trainer designed for all instruction levels. Purpose-built for a wide range of capabilities, the model T-6C prepares pilots for real world missions. Each training capability – from initial pilot screens to advanced operational training – is designed for military aircraft mission experience,giving pilots the expertise and confidence to achieve success. The state-of-the-art, all-digital, open-architecture glass cockpit offers the crystal clear visibility necessary for completing complex missions. The T-6C flight deck features the technology needed to keep pilots safe and enhance their ability to train.
Textron Aviation Defense offers the largest, most successful flight training system in the world. Each training system is designed specifically for the mission you fly. Our T-6C simulators are ideal for training cockpit and emergency procedures – all in a safe, controlled, efficient environment.
Primary flight display, navigation, engine-indicating and crew-alerting systems, programmable mission functions, such as tactical situation displays, MIL-STD 1787 head-up display with F-16 or F/A-18 selectable display capabilities. A back-up, all-in-one flight instrument, which combines all essential flight cues in one easy-to-read display.