Re: Beechcraft 200

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Message posted by Jason S (Member since 07/02/2016) on October 02, 2023 at 7:27:18 PST:

Operating costs on a King Air are a fraction that of a 737. If you only need to move a small number of people at a time it makes more sense to take the smaller, cheaper aircraft. The Beech 200 can also get in and out of a lot more airfields than a 737. For example, I don't imagine seeing a Janet 737 going in and out of Basecamp or Trona, CA. The Beech 200's are also much more low-profile. Everyone recognizes a 737 with a big red stripe. Most people wouldn't notice a King Air.

The operator of Janet, whether its EG&G or AECOM or whoever likely has their own mechanical staff at Groom Lake due to its volume of daily operations. Not unusual for mechanics to be checked out on the multiple aircraft types that their airline flies. There have also been cases at other locations where one group's aircraft has a mechanical issue, and mechanics from another group pitch in to help.

In Reply to: Beechcraft 200 posted by Altner on September 30, 2023 at 9:54:03 PST:


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