Raytheon Aircraft's Premier I Certified In China

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Raytheon Aircraft's Premier I business jet has received certification to fly in China. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority awarded the certification in late November. While primarily used in corporate aviation circles, the first Premier will enter service this year with Hainan Airlines of Haikou, China. Randy Groom, president of Raytheon's Beechcraft Division, anticipates placing many more Premier Is in China, as he feels the country’s infrastructure is expanding, and travelers are taking advantage of the security and privacy of business jet travel.