Raytheon Aircraft says it has 20 orders for its Hawker Horizon "super midsize" business jet. The programme is on schedule and performance guarantees have been validated by windtunnel testing of the final configuration, the company says. The first composite fuselage is to be produced in October and risk sharing supplier Fuji will deliver the first wing later this year. Pratt &Whitney Canada, meanwhile, has run the PW308A engine at above the thrust required for the Horizon. Raytheon says the first flight is scheduled for December 1999, leading to certification in the second quarter of 2000.

Source: Flight International