Raytheon 390 Premier I
The Model 390 Premier I is the first all new result of the Raytheon Aircraft Beech/Hawker join together to fly, and is an all new entrance level corporate plane intended to contend head on with Cessna's exceptionally effective Citationjet/Cj1 arrangement.
Configuration take a shot at the Premier I started in ahead of schedule 1994 under the assignment PD-374. Advancement go-ahead was approved in right on time 1995, and introductory points of interest of the new stream were discharged in mid 1995. Raytheon openly propelled the Premier I at the NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) tradition in Las Vegas in September 1995, where a full size lodge mockup was on showcase.
Development of the first Premier I started in late 1996 and rollout was on August 19 1998. Four Premier Is were utilized within the flight test project with the first flying on December 22 1998. Certificate was accomplished in right on time 2001.
The Premier I was planned utilizing CATIA machine supported configuration. Gimmicks incorporate its composite carbonfibre/epoxy honeycomb fuselage, cleared metal development wings, T-tail and two Williamsrolls FJ-44 turbofans.
The composite fuselage is an imperative gimmick for various reasons. Firstly, progressive generation systems (utilizing machine controlled computerized machines) implies a Premier I fuselage might be built in only one day, while a traditional airframe would oblige one to two weeks to finish. The composite development additionally permits more prominent (approx 13%) interior lodge space contrasted and a routine development fuselage of the same outside measurements.
The Premier I is certificated for single pilot operations. The flightdeck characteristics the new Collins Pro Line 21 EFIS flying suite with two 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in) level board Lcds.
Raytheon expects that the Premier I will structure the premise of another group of business planes.
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