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Raytheon Aircraft Company

In 1993 British Aerospace sold its Corporate jets business (builders of the BAe 125-800 and -1000) to Raytheon.

Founded in 1994 as a division of Raytheon International Inc, bringing together the activities of the Beech Aircraft Corporation and Raytheon Corporate Jets, the latter having been British Aerospace Corporate Jets, producing Hawker bizjets, before the August 1993 acquisition.

Continued to market a range of Beech lightplanes (including Bonanza A36 and B36TC, Baron 58, King Air C90, and Super King Air B200 and 350), Beechjet 400A business aircraft and the 1900 Airliner (current 1900D Airliner version first flown March 1990)

Also continued to market the Hawker 800XP corporate jet (Hawker 1000 production ended in 1998), while its latest bizjetto fly is the Premier I (December 1998), and the Hawker Horizon will follow in 1999.

Also manufactures a variant of the Swiss Pilatus PC-9 as the Beech PC-9 Mk II, which is being produced for the USAF and U.S. Navy as the T-6A Texan II primary undergraduate flight trainer and undergraduate navigator trainer. Other activities include the production of missile targets.

 

 


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