Passenger Capacity: 6
Air Speed: 519 mph
Range: 1450 nm
Baggage Capacity: 60 cuft
Raytheon’s goal in designing their first light corporate jet, Premier 1, was to create a high-performing private jet with minimal acquisition and operating costs. They did this successfully in 2001, when the Premier 1 gained FAA certification. It was the first composite fuselage business jet to do so. Four years later, the Premier 1A was certified as the largest single-pilot business jet in the world by Raytheon and Hawker. Carrying two reputable legacies in its name, it’s no wonder the Premier 1A is groundbreaking. Essentially the same aircraft as its predecessor, the 1A boasts improved avionics and brakes, and a redesigned cabin.
The Premier 1A’s cabin is one of the biggest for a private jet of its size, seating six or seven passengers in a 315 cubic-foot cabin. Measurements are 13.5 feet long, 5.4 feet tall and 5.5 feet wide. The cabin is designed with contoured headroom for maximum passenger comfort.