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Raytheon Aircraft Company Completes Hawker 4000 Function and Reliability Testing

WICHITA, Kan., June 1, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) announced that the Hawker 4000 super-midsize jet completed its Function and Reliability testing on Friday, May 26. RAC and the FAA are currently working together to finalize the required documentation that will allow the FAA to issue the Type Certificate.

"The Hawker 4000 is the flagship of the Hawker line, truly setting the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize class of aircraft," said Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Company. "It will be a great addition to the Beechcraft and Hawker family." Raytheon Aircraft Company designs, manufactures, markets and supports Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft for the world's commercial and military markets.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.

  Mike Turner
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SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/

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