Hawker 200 test program on schedule


Company expects aircraft certification in 2012

Hawker 200Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation (HBC) has announced that the flight test program for its Hawker 200
light jet is continuing on schedule. With four aircraft currently involved in
the test program, the Hawker 200 is scheduled for certification during the
third quarter of 2012. First deliveries are planned for the fourth quarter of

“The combination of the
Hawker 200’s advanced aerodynamics, lightweight composite construction, high
efficiency winglets and new, more powerful engines have demonstrated another
element of its performance that is very important, especially to European
customers, its carbon emissions are among the lowest in its class,” said HBC
executive vice president Shawn Vick. “The Hawker 200 can, for example, make the
1000+ mile trip from Geneva to Istanbul faster and with better fuel
efficiency than either the Phenom 300 or the Citation CJ4 with emission levels
that are approximately 14 percent lower.”