MEA (Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft) Beechcraft Super King Air 350 ER
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a new aircraft which will replace the many types currently in service—the Beechcraft Super King Air C-12C/M & B-200, and the Piper PA-42 Cheyenne. Known, inelegantly and unobvious of purpose, as the MEA (Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft) it is a dramatically upscaled Beechcraft Super King Air 350 ER. Crewed by two pilots and two observers who have available: marine search radar, weather radar and an electro-optical/IR sensor. The MEA gives the CBP a speedy (310 mph) platform with an endurance of 6½ hours aloft in a pressurized cabin for its 35,000 feet service altitude.