Premier I/IA

Prior to the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy, Winglet Technology and Hawker Beechcraft were collaborating to upgrade the Beechcraft Premier I /IA with Winglet Technology’s winglet design. Winglet Technology had delivered FAA conformed winglets to Hawker Beechcraft for flight testing on the Hawker 200. The program has been temporarily suspended pending cooperation and support from Williams International.

The winglet upgrade will provide Premier owners and operators with even greater operational flexibility. Winglet shape provides superior aerodynamic performance across a broad range of Mach numbers and operating conditions. The winglet design ensures the lift distribution of the wing closely matches the optimum lift distribution along the span of the wing, which significantly reduces the induced drag of the aircraft. The resulting drag reduction enhances the overall operational performance for the Beechcraft Premier and provides significant performance benefits.

The Beechcraft Premier winglets will be constructed with graphite/epoxy composite materials, polished aluminum leading edges, LED anti-collision and position lights. The winglet attachment to the wing is interchangeable.