|Role||Civil utility aircraft|
|Developed from||Beechcraft Premier I|
Design and development
On 19 May 2008, Hawker Beechcraft announced the launch of the Premier II. Developed from the Premier IA, the new aircraft will feature higher cruise speeds, a 20% longer range with four passengers, and increased payload. The aircraft will continue to feature composite materials for the fuselage, and will have more powerful engines and new winglets to achieve performance improvements over the previous model. First flight is scheduled for April 2009, with FAA certification planned for the first half of 2010. Hawker Beechcraft claims to have received orders for several dozen Premier IIs.
On 31 August 2009, the company indicated that it was slowing development of the Premier II, moving its first delivery date into late 2012 or early 2013 due to the poor market for business aircraft. Company Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture stated:
"While we remain fully committed to certifying and fielding the class-leading Premier II as designed, we must be prudent in our evaluation of the current and forecasted global economic environment. Based on these conditions, we have made the decision to extend the entry-into-service date to better align with anticipated rebound of the business jet market."
In December 2011 the company announced that it was slowing down development of the Hawker 200 jet due to the uncertain state of the economy. CEO Bill Boisture indicated the program was not canceled, saying that the aircraft program is "well positioned to continue...when the time is right."
After the bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft the production of Business Jets ceased in 2013
- Premier II
- New engines and wingtips, range increase achieved with no extra fuel.
- Hawker 200
- Upgraded and re-branded model
Specifications (Hawker 200)
Data from Company website
- Crew: one
- Capacity: six passengers
- Length: 46 ft 0 in (14.02 m)
- Wingspan: 45 ft 7 in (13.89 m)
- Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
- Empty weight: 9,320 lb (4,227 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 13,800 lb (6,260 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 3650 lb (1656 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Williams FJ44-3AP turbofan, 3,000 lbf (13 kN) thrust each
- Cruise speed: 473 kn (544 mph; 876 km/h)
- Range: 1,050 nmi (1,208 mi; 1,945 km) with maximum payload
- Ferry range: 1,625 nmi (1,870 mi; 3,010 km)
- Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (14,000 m)
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- Vick, Shawn (October 2010). "Presentation about the Hawker 200 by Exec VP Sales & Marketing of Hawker Beechcraft at NBAA 2010". AvWeb. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- "Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Goes Higher, Farther and Faster with the New Premier II", Hawker Beechcraft Media Release. Retrieved: 23 August 2008.
- "Hawker Beechcraft Receives More Than 70 Commitments for New Premier II", Hawker Beechcraft Media Release. Retrieved: 23 August 2008.
- Grady, Mary (September 2009). "Hawker Holding Off On Premier II Debut". Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Alexander, Nicole (August 2009). "Hawker Beechcraft Makes Significant Progress on Premier II Program". Retrieved 2009-09-06.
- Hawker Beechcraft Launches Hawker 200
- Niles, Russ (October 2010). "Hawker Beechcraft Unveils Hawker 200". AvWeb. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- Grady, Mary (5 December 2011). "Hawker 200 On Hold". AVweb. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- Hawker Beechcraft (October 2010). "Hawker 200 Specifications". Retrieved 22 October 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beechcraft Premier.|
- Hawker 200 website
- Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Hawker Plus Two -- 'New' Jet, New King Air
- Hawker 200 news release in PDF format