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Raytheon/Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier I


Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier IA OM-VPB

The Beechcraft 390 Premier I is a twin-engined light corporate jet aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (earlier by Raytheon Aircraft). Construction of the first Premier I began in late 1996 and rollout was on August 19 1998. Four Premier Is were used in the flight test program with the first flying on December 22 1998. Certification was achieved in early 2001.

Developing nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/designer: Raytheon/Hawker Beechcraft.
Production Lines: Little Rock, Arkansas USA.
Type aircraft: business jet.
First flight: 22 December 1998.
First delivery: 1980.

Variants

  • Premier I – basic version, introduced in 2001.
  • Premier IA – new cabin interior and improved systems.
  • Premier II – new engines and wingtips, range increase achieved with no extra fuel. Rebranded as the Hawker 200 in October 2010.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Capacity: 6-7 passengers (depending on crew complement)
  • Length: 14.02 m (46 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.56m (44 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.67 m (15 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 22.95 m² (247.0 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 8.0:1
  • Empty weight: 3,627 kg (7,996 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,670 kg (12,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Williams FJ44-2A turbofan, 2,300 lbf (10.23 kN) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 854 km/h (530 mph, 461 knots) at 10,060 m (33,000 ft) (max cruise)
  • Range: 2,648 km (1,645 mi, 1,430 nmi) with single pilot and four passengers
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)

All pictures courtesy of Zijde Aviation Photo and Publishing, Rob Vogelaar