This week we are looking back on other aircraft developments during the 2010 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention not previously discussed on the GlobalAir Blog.
Another aircraft from the week of NBAA 2010 came from Hawker Beechcraft aside from the King Air 250. (Scroll below or click here for more on that airplane.) Executives also rolled out the Hawker 200, a light jet modeled from the Premier II program.
A statement from Hawker Beechcraft says this newest addition to the Hawker jet family will fly high and fast without affecting cost and comfort. The company’s specs max it out at 450 knots and 43,000 feet while maintaining a lower operating cost than the other competitors in the small-jet race.
The single-pilot Hawker 200 combines new winglets, Williams International FJ44-3AP engines and a higher gross weight and ceiling to deliver on the company’s promises. Other highlights include MultiScan Weather Radar, ADS-B Out capability and 10-year composite airframe warranty. A mockup interior made the trip to NBAA 2010, where company officials sought feedback to fine-tune its layout.
“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,” said Shawn Vick, executive vice president of Hawker Beechcraft, prior to the voyage to Atlanta, Ga.
First deliveries for the Hawker 200 are slated for late 2012.