• On Feb 15, 1986, a prototype of the new Beech Starship takes its first flight. The Starship is the first all-composite, twin-turbine business aircraft. It featured state-of-the-art avionics, a large swept wing and a forward canard.
• In early 1988, Beech announces it will relocate assembly and subassembly work on the Beechjet from Mitsubishi facilities in Japan to Kansas, creating hundreds of new jobs for American workers.
• In October 1988, Beech introduces the Beechjet 400A, which features a larger interior and the most advanced flight deck available.
• In October 1989, Beech introduces the Beech King Air 350. With a wider wing span, double-club seating and two-foot-high winglets, the 350 is the most comfortable and capable King Air ever built.
• In December 1989, the Beech Starship is certified.
• In February 1990, U.S. Air Force officials announce the selection of the Beechjet for its T-1A Jayhawk program to train tanker and transport pilots. With all contract options exercised, Beech Aircraft is to provide 180 Beechjets to the Air Force for specialized undergraduate pilot training.
• In September 1990, Beech Aircraft commits to compete for the U.S. Air Force and Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System. The Beech team offers a missionized version of the Pilatus PC-9 to be called the Beech MkII, an advanced, high-performance primary trainer.
• In March 1991, Beech is awarded a type certificate for the 1900D Airliner, a state-of-the-art 19-passenger, pressurized aircraft featuring a 71-inch stand-up cabin, more baggage capacity, and improved passenger comfort features.
• At the National Business Aircraft Association convention in October 1991, Beech introduces the new King Air C90B, which features a redesigned passenger cabin, new sound absorbent and moisture resistant interior panels, four-blade propellers, new propeller spinners and a new paint scheme.
• On Jan. 17, 1992, Beech delivers the first T-1A Jayhawk to the U.S. Air Force in ceremonies near the company's jet assembly line.
• In August 1993, Raytheon Company acquires the Corporate Jets business from U.K. Company, British Aerospace, producers of the mid-sized Hawker jet line. It was renamed Raytheon Corporate Jets.
• In mid-September of 1994, Beech Aircraft and Raytheon Corporate Jets merge to form Raytheon Aircraft Company.
• At the end of 1994, U.S. Air Force exercises sixth option for 32 T-1A Jayhawks worth $127 million, bringing the total order to 180 aircraft worth $755 million.
• In April of 1995, the company's new Administration Building opens. A $10 million, 100,000-square-foot facility, the building provides a modern showcase in which to conduct business with Raytheon Aircraft customers from around the world.
• On June 22, 1995, the Beech MkII is chosen as the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy's next-generation primary trainer aircraft in a highly competitive selection process. The multibillion-dollar program calls for the production of more than 700 aircraft. The joint services would soon name the aircraft the T-6A Texan II.
• In September 1995, Raytheon Aircraft introduces its all-new light jet, the Raytheon Premier I, which utilizes the latest technologies in design and construction to provide outstanding comfort, performance, and value.
• Also in September 1995, the first Hawker 800XP (Extended Performance) is delivered to a customer. The Hawker 800XP represents the first upgrade of the Hawker line since its acquisition by Raytheon Company.
• In April 1996, the 3,000th Beech Bonanza A36 rolls off the production line. The 5,000th King Air is delivered in June 1996.
• Raytheon Aircraft introduces the company's all-new, super mid-sized jet, the Hawker Horizon, during the National Business Aircraft Association convention in November 1996.
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