Raytheon 390 Premier I

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLight corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 10.2kN (2300lb) WilliamsRolls FJ442A turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 854km/h (461kt). Max certificated operating altitude 41,000ft. Takeoff length at MTOW at S/L less than 915m (3000ft). Max range at long range cruising speed with IFR reserves 2780km (1500nm). Time to climb to 37,000ft at max takeoff weight at SL 15min.
  • WeightsBasic operating 3626kg (7996lb). Max takeoff 5670kg (12,500lb) Payload with full fuel and one pilot 429kg (946lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 13.56m (44ft 6in), length 13.81m (45ft 4in), height 4.66m (15ft 4in).
  • CapacityOne or two pilots on flightdeck (will be certificated for single pilot). Main cabin seats six in standard configuration with four seats in a club arrangement and two seats behind them. Toilet in rear fuselage. Baggage compartments in nose and tail.
  • ProductionMore than 300 orders held at late 2001. First deliveries planned for second half of 2001. Planned production of 50 per year.

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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