Final pre-production Hawker 200 flies


First flight of final pre-production aircraft

Hawker 200Hawker Beechcraft has announced
that the final pre-production Hawker 200 has completed its first flight and
will now join the certification flight test program. The new Hawker
200 joins three other aircraft in the program, the first Hawker 200 and two
modified Premier aircraft, and will be used for systems certification,
functional and reliability testing, and interiors certification.

“The aircraft performed
exceptionally well during its two hour, three minute flight,” said HBC
executive vice president Shawn Vick. “Development testing is more than 50
percent complete and the aircraft is meeting or exceeding all performance
targets. We are excited about the Hawker 200 and are pleased with the progress
of its flight test program.”