Premier Progressing Toward RVSM, BFL Change

 - January 7, 2008, 10:07 AM

Raytheon Aircraft completed preliminary flight tests last month toward reducing the Premier I balanced field length by up to 300 ft. Final flight testing is planned for the second quarter, with completion scheduled for summer. Separately, the data from four individual aircraft that have received RVSM approval is being used to obtain group approval, scheduled to be introduced in production aircraft with Premier No. 70 in the second quarter and be retrofitable to all previous Premier Is. Meanwhile, the recent certification by Denmark and Israel brings to eight the number of countries in which the Premier I is certified.