June 28, 2007 – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) delivered the 200th Beechcraft Premier in a special ceremony at the company’s delivery center in Wichita, Kan. The customer, Hannay Reels, has owned and operated business aircraft since 1952. Hannay Reels previously owned a Beechcraft King Air F90 and a Citation CJ1 before acquiring their new Beechcraft Premier IA.
“We were so impressed with the Premier that we ordered one back in 2000, while it was still a ‘paper’ airplane, “ said Roger Hannay, president, Hannay Reels. “Our confidence in the airplane, its performance and large, comfortable cabin make owning the 200th aircraft built a very special occasion.”
Hawker Beechcraft delivered its first Beechcraft Premier I in 2001, delivering 157 before certifying and beginning deliveries of the Beechcraft Premier IA in 2005. The Beechcraft Premier IA is the largest/fastest single-pilot business jet in the world.