Upgraded Hawker 800 wins FAA approval
The FAA has awarded a supplemental type certificate to equip the Hawker 800XPR with Honeywell TFE731-50R engines and factory winglets. The work will be done by factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities.
The first customer delivery is expected in September.
“The Hawker 800XPR factory upgrade underscores our commitment to our customers with products that improve performance, lower operating costs and increase resale value of the aircraft we design and build,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president. “As the first of two Hawker XPR upgrade programs in development, the 800XPR will be joined by the 400XPR that is expected to certify in 2012.”
Capable of producing 5,000 pounds of thrust but flat rated to 4,660 pounds, the Hawker 800XPR’s new engines improve performance and, thanks to lower temperatures, increase durability. The engines reduce fuel consumption by seven percent. The new engines also deliver a number of green advantages, such as lower noise levels and reduced carbon emissions.
August 16, 2011