The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19 passenger, pressurized turboprop built by Beechcraft. The 1900 was designed as a regional airliner and a corporate option for short field runways. The 1900 was developed from the King Air bloodline and was originally called the King Air Execuliner. The 1900 has been a popular choice for group charter and airlines alike. The Beech 1900 is the best-selling 19-passenger airliner in history. In 2002 Raytheon halted production of the Beech 1900 in favor of larger regional jets holding more passengers.