Premier 1 Overview
The Premier 1 was in production for 15 years, and presented an economical option for Light Jet customers flying short range trips. One of the smallest planes in the Light Jet class, the Premier 1 is best suited for groups of 5 or fewer.
Premier 1 charters are available through evoJets and can produce exceptional value over other similar aircraft, when the mission parameters are in line with the aircraft’s capabilities.
Premier 1 Interior
The roomy cabin of the Premier 1 can hold six passengers in four fully adjustable club seats and two rear fixed seats. A seventh passenger can ride in the cockpit, as the aircraft is certificated for single pilot operation. The cabin has heating, air conditioning, and a noise reduction upgrade, and is accessible by way of airstairs on the port side. Other features include down-wash lighting, a private aft lavatory, and fold-out tables.
Premier 1 Performance
The Premier 1 was initially designed by Raytheon Aircraft –now part of Hawker Beechcraft—as a light business jet with an advanced composite fuselage, rather than an aluminum airframe. It is constructed of a graphite/epoxy laminate and a honeycomb composite, and thus does not require ribs and stringers.
The resulting aircraft is much lighter and stronger, and has extra space in the cabin.The Premier 1 runs on twin rear-mounted Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-2A turbofan engines. The tail and low wings are of swept back design and are protected from icing by an anti-icing system employing engine air bleed and electromagnetic expulsion de-icing (EMNEDI). The Premier 1 flight deck includes a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS).