Meanwhile, Raytheon's Premiere I Achieves Milestone...

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At almost the same time Cessna was celebrating its latest Citation certification, Raytheon Aircraft popped the party favors over the 100th delivery of its top-of-the-line Premier I bizjet, to FDRS Air Inc. of Norfolk, Va. Although the delivery occurred in April, the company didn't get around to formally announcing it until late May, in conjunction with the EBACE bizjet exposition in Geneva. The company took the opportunity to release an update on the Premier I program, stats for which include delivery of 31 copies to international customers, more than 23,000 accumulated flight hours, RVSM certification, three new speed records and more than 230 pilots typed by FlightSafety. Unsurprisingly, Raytheon's Beechcraft President Randy Groom said, "We are getting outstanding reviews from our customers. They are telling us that the Premier is setting the industry standard in customer support. And the template for how we serve Premier I owners is being rolled out to our other Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft. We're serious when we say we want to be the industry-leading manufacturer in customer support."