Hawker Beechcraft delivers four of six trainers to Mexican Air Force

Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. delivered four of six T-6C-plus military trainers to the Mexican Air Force last week, the company said.

The trainers were delivered in a ceremony at Santa Lucia Air Force Base in Reyes Acozac, Mexico.

The two remaining trainers are to be delivered by Sept. 16, in time for Mexico’s Independence Day celebration, the company said.

The order was the first for the T-6C-plus enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer.

It is capable of carrying external stores and delivering practice weapons for training purposes, and will replace the Mexican Air Force’s aging PC-7 fleet.

The Air Force will use the new trainers for intermediate to advanced tactics, including air-to-ground weapons employment capabilities and training.

Four flight instructors for the Mexican Air Force completed six weeks of flight training at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita.