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Hawker 200 1/32 Scale: 1/32 scale model Wing Span: 17 inches Length: 17.25 inches The Hawker 200 was a light jet aircraft that was under development by Hawker Beechcraft. It was known as the Beechcraft Premier II during early development. Design and development On 19 May 2008, Hawker Beechcraft announced the launch of the Premier II. Developed from the Premier IA, the new aircraft would feature higher cruise speeds, a 20% longer range with four passengers, and increased payload. The aircraft would continue to feature composite materials for the fuselage, and have more powerful engines and new winglets to achieve performance improvements over the previous model. First flight was scheduled for April 2009, with FAA certification planned for the first half of 2010. Hawker Beechcraft claimed to have received orders for several dozen Premier IIs. On 31 August 2009, the company indicated that it was slowing development of the Premier II, moving its first delivery date into late 2012 or early 2013 due to the poor market for business aircraft. Company Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture stated: "While we remain fully committed to certifying and fielding the class-leading Premier II as designed, we must be prudent in our evaluation of the current and forecasted global economic environment. Based on these conditions, we have made the decision to extend the entry-into-service date to better align with anticipated rebound of the business jet market." In October 2010, Hawker Beechcraft announced that the Premier II had rebranded and upgraded as the Hawker 200. In December 2011 the company announced that it was slowing down development of the Hawker 200 jet due to the uncertain state of the economy. CEO Bill Boisture indicated the program was not canceled, saying that the aircraft program is "well positioned to continue...when the time is right." After the bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft, the production of business jets ceased in 2013.
Hawker 200 1/32