After conversations with some 3,000 aircraft operators, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation decided that its next Beechcraft Premier model wouldn't be a Beechcraft after all. "The Premier II should be a Hawker," is the message HBC got from customers — and that's what it will be, the Hawker 200. Shawn Vick, HBC Executive Vice President delivered the news of the rebranding on Monday afternoon under the company's expansive NBAA Convention display tent at DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. Upgrades to the newest adopted sibling in the Hawker line include an upgrade to Williams FJ44-33AP turbofans, increased maximum gross weight, new composite winglets (the Premier/Hawker 200 has a composite fuselage, but metal wings), tail strakes for improved slow-speed performance. Priced at $7.55 million, the Hawker 200 is expected to enter service in 2012.