Hawker 200

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Hawker 200
RoleCivil utility aircraft
ManufacturerHawker Beechcraft
StatusUnder development
Developed fromBeechcraft Premier I
 
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Hawker 200
RoleCivil utility aircraft
ManufacturerHawker Beechcraft
StatusUnder development
Developed fromBeechcraft Premier I

The Hawker 200 is a light jet aircraft that is currently under development by Hawker Beechcraft. It was known as the Beechcraft Premier II during early development.[1]

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Design and development

On 19 May 2008, Hawker Beechcraft announced the launch of the Premier II.[2] 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, 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.[2] Hawker Beechcraft claims to have received orders for several dozen Premier IIs.[3]

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."[4][5]

In October 2010, Hawker Beechcraft announced that the Premier II had rebranded and upgraded as the Hawker 200.[6][7]

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."[8]

Variants

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[9]

General characteristics

Performance

Avionics

See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References

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