In September 1995 Raytheon announced a development project aimed at producing a light corporate jet. This new jet would be the first such aircraft to originate with Raytheon, who’s Beechjet and Hawker lines were acquired from their original manufacturers. The new aircraft, named Premier, had a fuselage constructed entirely of carbon fiber and Nomex-honeycomb composite materials, and the aluminum wing incorporated panels milled from solid aluminum stock. First flight of the Premier I occurred on December 22, 1998, but certification was withheld until March, 2001. The Premier I was the first composite-fuselage business jet to gain FAA certification. The Premier IA, certified in September 2005, is essentially the same basic aircraft as the Premier I but has improved brakes, avionics, and a redesigned cabin. Hawker Beechcraft, the business jet spinoff of Raytheon has released their latest jet, the Premier II in 2008. The Hawker Beechcraft Premier II, rebranded as the Hawker 200 is based on the Premier I but is slightly smaller as it only seats four passengers but offers a longer range and more cargo space. The plane uses twin FJ44-3AP turbofan engines made by Williams International which are more efficient and have lower emissions than those of the Premier I. The Hawker 200 certification will be in accordance with 14 CFR Part 23 Commuter Category thru Amendment 23-57, which will include new engines specified in compliance with the environmental aircraft pollution standards. Entry into service expected in late 2012 or early 2013.
The Hawker 200 is powered by a pair of Williams International FJ44-3AP turbofan engines rated at 3,050 lbs. of thrust each. The 4,000 hour time-between-overhaul, FJ44-3APs are fully fadec controlled.
The Hawker 200 features a fully integrated Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite with three 8X10 inch LCD displays. The avionics package includes a flight management system(FMS), with a wide area augmentation system(WAAS), aircraft performance data base, an automatic flight guidance system and an integrated flight information system with enhance traffic alert collision avoidance system (TCAS II) and terrain awareness warning system (TAWS). It is also equipped with L3 avionics’ new ESIS, a complete standby EFIS on a three-inch LCD display.
The Hawker 200 is a twin turbofan, swept wing, light jet aircraft featuring a high-strength, state-of-the-art all-composite fuselage. Featuring standard seating for up to six passengers, the light weight all composite fuselage constructed of a graphite epoxy laminate honeycomb core sandwich reduces weight, increases strength and minimizes corrosion. The ailerons, flaps and horizontal stabilizer are also constructed of composites. The 4,000-hour-TBO FJ44-3APs are fully fadec controlled. The blended winglets are entirely new and designed by Hawker Beechcraft engineers, who also added larger splayed ventral fins to the aft lower fuselage. The ventral fins add lateral stability at low speeds. The upgraded Premier II combines new engines, winglets and an increased max weight to deliver a 300-nm, 20-percent increase in range, a new maximum altitude of 45,000 feet and a 15-knot increase in maximum cruise speed to 465 knots. The Hawker 200 remains a single-pilot airplane.
The Hawker 200 cabin entry is via an air stair door located on the port side of the fuselage forward of the wing. Cabin dimensions are 13.5ft in length, 5.4ft in height, and 5.5ft in width. The Beechcraft Hawker 200 features a contoured cabin headliner that increases passenger headroom, adjustable LED downwash lighting and passenger reading lights. The interior features contoured seats that swivel and recline, a private aft lavatory, and the availability of a variety of audio and video entertainment systems. Cabin chairs have been restyled, adding side bolsters to the seat back and bottom cushions for increased comfort. At the new 45,000-foot maximum altitude, cabin altitude is still 8,000 feet. The pressurization differential on the Hawker 200 is boosted to 9.0 psi, up from 8.4 on the Premier I. Hawker 200 can maintain a sea-level cabin altitude to 24,000 feet.
|Category||Jet < 20,000 lbs.|
|Years Aircraft Manufactured||2012|
|Serial Number Range||RD-01 Up|
|Retail High Price||$7,495,000.00 / 5,881,326.50€|
|Retail Low Price||$7,115,700.00 / 5,583,689.79€|
|External Dimensions (ft)||Hawker 200|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||Hawker 200|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||11.2|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||5.5|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||3000/ISA+7|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|