Hawker Beechcraft launches Hawker 200


Hawker Beechcraft launch the Hawker 200, evolved from the Premier II programme.

Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation has launched the Hawker 200. Evolving from the Premier II program,
the Hawker 200 has all of the same segment leading characteristics and
performance, but now comes with more capability than ever before. The aircraft
is featured this week at the company’s static display at the National Business
Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention at DeKalb Peachtree
Airport in Atlanta.

“We’ve spent the last 18
months gathering valuable input from light jet customers around the world,”
said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president. “Not surprisingly, they
reiterated their desire to go fast, high and far – all in comfort and as
efficiently as possible. Based upon these conversations, we’ve transformed the
Hawker 200 into the fastest, most efficient and most spacious, single-pilot
certified light jet you can buy. After tallying up the changes, there was no
question that this business jet had graduated into a new class and deserved
nothing less than being called a Hawker, a brand synonymous with constant
innovation, high performance, proven reliability and unmatched cabin comfort.”

The Hawker 200 is unique
because it allows you to fly high and fast, without sacrificing comfort or
cost. Flying at 450 knots and 43,000 feet, the Hawker 200 can perform the light
jet missions needed 95 percent of the time while going faster, higher, farther
and offering more comfort with its class leading cabin diameter – all for a
lower operating cost per mile and a lower purchase price.

addition to its new winglets, new powerful Williams International FJ44-3AP
engines, a gross weight increase and a higher ceiling; the Hawker 200 also
features a MultiScan Weather Radar, ADS-B Out capability, and high reliability
with a 400-hour inspection interval and 10-year composite airframe warranty.

With a high strength,
state-of-the-art all-composite fuselage, the Hawker 200 is the most
technologically advanced single-pilot business jet in the world with a category
leading cabin cross section. HBC has a full scale Hawker 200 interior concept
mock-up at its NBAA static display, which features an innovative layout that
has been optimized for the light jet mission. The mock-up is an impressive
display of potential future Hawker styling and an important tool for HBC to
gather specific feedback on customer desires in the new Hawker 200 interior.

The Hawker 200 program is in an advanced
state of development and on schedule. Following the first prototype flight in
March 2010, the Hawker 200 has compiled more than 100 hours in flight test. The
Hawker 200 is scheduled for certification in the third quarter of 2012, with
first deliveries planned for the fourth quarter of that year.