Aircraft built business jets, turboprops and piston-powered
aircraft for business transportation and personal flying.
1980: The electronics & defense
industry company Raytheon acquires Beech
1993: Raytheon acquires Raytheon Corporate
Jets (producers of the Hawker jet line) from British
1994: Beech and Raytheon Corporate Jets are
merged to form Raytheon Aircraft.
Raytheon sells its aircraft operations. The new company is
named Hawker Beechcraft.