This aircraft follows all the basic AI requirements. It is specially designed for Artificial Intelligence [AI] to simulate air traffic, it is able to land and take off with extreme precision at the main airports in the game, it is also a playable aircraft, you can enjoy air collisions, target shooting or just enjoy of a more realistic air traffic.
MAPA Aviation · 2023
The Beechcraft Premier, is a (Very Light Jet) and a modern small executive twin-engine aircraft, with turbofan engine, with fuselage and wings manufactured almost entirely in composite material, with the capacity to comfortably transport six or seven passengers on interstate trips and international, manufactured in the United States from the 1990s by the then Raytheon Aircraft Company and, later, by the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
Design of the Premier I began early in 1994 under the designation PD-374 (PD for Preliminary Design), and development was authorized to continue early the following year. The aircraft was officially launched at the annual National Business Aviation Association Convention in September 1995 and construction of the first prototype commenced late in 1996. In the mid-1990s, the light jet was to be priced at $5 million.
The Premier I prototype was rolled out on 19 August 1998 and its first flight was on 22 December 1998; four prototypes were used in the flight test program. Its FAA Type Certificate was issued on 23 March 2001. After development delays, the aircraft entered service in 2001 but with poor runway performance, erratic lift dump and brakes, a noisy cabin and substandard cockpit. It was upgraded as the Premier IA in 2006 for $7 million with better brakes, avionics and cabin, and 163 were built in five years. It was certified on 22 September 2005.
In 2018, used aircraft from 2003 to 2011 were priced at $1.28 to 2.4 million.
Premier II/Hawker 200
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 over 70 new 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.
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- Wingspan 59.5ft (18.1m)
- Length 62.0ft (18.9m)
- Height 21.7ft (6.6m)
- Empty Weight 14,204lbs (6,442kg)
- Loaded Weight 16,765lbs (7,604kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 8.042
- Wing Loading 39.0lbs/ft2 (190.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 430.4ft2 (40.0m2)
- Drag Points 3290
- Number of Parts 94
- Control Surfaces 7
- Performance Cost 503