UK Private Jet Charter: Aircraft Details
Beechcraft Premier 1
|The following picture(s) are offered as generic illustrations of this type of aircraft. They should not be considered exact representations of the actual aircraft available from any particular charter operator unless stated.|
|Cabin dimensions:||13' 6" (4.2m) long, 5' 5" (1.65m) tall, 5' 6' (1.68m) wide|
|Max range:||1,500 miles / 2,400 km / 1,300 nm|
|Max speed:||520 MPH / 840 km/h / 460 KTAS|
|New price (base):||£3.8m / €4.3m / $5.1m|
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The ultra-modern Premier 1 is the first light private jet to be constructed with a composite carbon fibre and honeycomb fuselage. This gives a weight saving such that the cabin is considerably larger than other jets of the same weight. In fact, it is unique amongst light jets in having a near stand-up cabin with 5'5" of headroom, plus a cabin width of 5'5", both some eight inches greater than the others.
Cruise speed is high too. With its swept wings, the Premier 1 can cruise at some 520MPH, all but matching the fastest-in-class Learjets.
The Premier is artificially limited by certification to a maximum take-off weight that qualifies it as a "small airplane/aeroplane". As a result, the maximum range will decrease a little with each additional passenger, as the captain will have to slightly reduce fuel load to ensure that weight limit is respected.
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