Beechcraft Premier

October 18, 2010 - 3:13pm

Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) announced the rebranding of its Premier light jet as the Hawker 200 and introduced the King Air 250, a replacement for the King Air 200GT, at the NBAA Convention yesterday. The company also announced an upgrade program for the Hawker 400XP that will include new engines and other improvements.

October 13, 2010 - 7:53am

Is venerable aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft on life support and about to be broken up and sold off as some industry pundits have suggested or has the Wichita-based OEM positioned itself to survive the industry crash and come out better for it?

August 27, 2010 - 9:30am

AirVenture 2010 was blessed with few accidents. The replica Sikorsky S-38 amphibian Osa’s Ark suffered a collapsed landing gear on Runway 18/36, but that was quickly fixed and the flying boat was able to taxi on its own legs. On July 27 a Hawker Beechcraft Premier IA piloted by Jack Roush crashed while landing on Runway 18.

August 26, 2010 - 12:26pm

Business jet charter, sales and acquisition firm Zenith Jet released a “bottom-up segment dynamics” forecast that predicts 10,940 business jets worth some $208 billion will be delivered this decade. While these numbers are similar to other industry outlooks released over the past year, “Where our forecast differs is that it is built upwards from a segment perspective.

August 5, 2010 - 11:36am

Hawker Beechcraft recorded an operating loss of $20.7 million in the second quarter, bringing first-half losses to $45.8 million. Second-quarter net sales at the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer fell $177 million year-over-year, to $639.3 million.

July 29, 2010 - 11:37am

At about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a Hawker Beechcraft Premier I piloted by Jack Roush crashed at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., on the second day of the annual EAA AirVenture show. The Premier was flying from Ypisilanti, Mich., to Oshkosh. A witness told AIN that the Premier “approached very tight to the runway” and overshot, then was “doing sharp turns” and was flying very slowly at a low altitude above Wittman’s Runway 18.

July 28, 2010 - 5:12am
A Hawker Beechcraft Premier I carrying Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Rous...

A Hawker Beechcraft Premier I carrying Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush and a friend crashed while landing at an EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

July 22, 2010 - 11:17am

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May 25, 2010 - 5:27am

An uneasy pall has settled over the aviation industry. Clouds of volcanic ash form impenetrable barriers, forcing constantly altered flight paths, while first-quarter aircraft deliveries dropped to a worrisome low.

May 4, 2010 - 10:55am

Gulfstream has appointed 32-year-old G550 pilot Rebecca Johnson as a regional vice president in its international sales division, covering 18 countries in south-central Europe. The appointment is significant, given that Johnson is the first woman to serve as a vice president of sales in Gulfstream’s 50-year history.