This Beech Premier 1A Model Airplane is a replica scale model of the original Beechcraft Premier 1A model aircraft. The Beech Premier 1A Model Airplane is crafted from pressure cast composite resin and is an impressive airplane gift. Our Beechcraft Premier 1A Model Airplane arrives fully assembled and includes a display stand.
The Beechcraft (now Raytheon) Premier I is a light jet aircraft which first flew on December 22, 1998. It was the first all new product of the Raytheon Aircraft Beech/Hawker merged corporation to fly. The Premier 1 received FAA certification, including single pilot approval, in 2001. It also received FAA RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum) certification in May 2003.
The Premier I is the first composite-fuselage corporate jet to be FAA certified and has a high-speed cruise of more than 520 miles per hour. A standard-equipped aircraft with full fuel, a pilot and four passengers has a range of more than 1,650 miles and is certified to operate up to 41,000 feet. Last year Raytheon Aircraft was awarded the National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) 2000 New Product Award in the mega size company category for its development of the Premier I. The all new Premier I Raytheon Aircraft is constructed with a high-strength composite, carbon fiber/epoxy honeycomb fuselage, completely produced by computer-controlled, automated machines, giving the aircraft a medium-jet sized cabin at light jet acquisition and operating costs. In May 2005, Raytheon announced an upgrade, from Premier I the Premier IA, which received certification in October 2005. The aircraft has an improved interior, seating and avionics suite and 'acoustical liner' to reduce cabin noise levels.
This authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft has been faithfully reproduced using exact blueprint specifications. Each model is meticulously hand painted giving the aircraft a deep, rich finish. The result is a handsome sculpture to be admired and enjoyed.