Hawker Beechcraft Services to Offer Performance Upgrade for Hawker 800XP

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800XPR to offer improved aerodynamics and upgraded powerplants

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced the aftermarket Hawker 800XPR package, an industry leading upgrade for the Hawker 800XP. This upgrade package, available exclusively through factory-owned HBS facilities, offers significant performance and capability improvements by replacing the aircraft’s original engines with new technology TFE731-50R powerplants and improving aerodynamics with company-designed winglets. Special introductory pricing is being offered until the end of the year, with certification expected in 2010.

“Customer input clearly told us that many Hawker 800XP owners are interested in enhancing the value of their current aircraft with improved range, better hot/high performance and lower operating cost,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “This factory upgrade underscores our commitment to supporting our customers with products that improve performance, lower operating costs and increase the resale value of the aircraft we design and build.

The 800XPR’s new TFE731-50R engines are capable of producing 5,000 pounds of thrust, but are flat rated to 4,660 pounds to create a robust interstage turbine temperature margin that translates into significantly improved performance and durability. This added margin greatly improves hot/high airport performance while generating more thrust at altitude. The new engines also deliver a number of green advantages, such as lower noise levels, reduced specific fuel consumption and reduced carbon emissions.

Hawker 800XPR operators will enjoy significantly lower operating costs as compared to the 800XP through the incorporation of 70 design and material improvements to the TFE731-50R, which delivers a seven percent reduction in specific fuel consumption while increasing maintenance intervals. The result is a 32 percent reduction in Honeywell’s minimum Maintenance Service Plan (MSP) costs thanks to major periodic inspections of 3,000 hours and core zone inspection intervals of 6,000 hours as compared to 2,100 and 4,200 respectively on the original engines. The 800XPR upgrade qualifies for zero-cost enrollment in Honeywell’s MSP.

The superior aerodynamics of 800XPR winglets work synergistically with the new engines to yield greater range, better time to climb and faster cruise speeds. The winglets effectively increase the wing aspect ratio, which reduces lift induced drag. In slow flight, the winglets generate more responsive handling while enhancing stability at altitude.

Hawker 800XP operators will also be impressed by the improved hot/high performance. The 800XPR will climb directly to FL410 at maximum takeoff weight in just 25 minutes and will reach FL370 a full three minutes faster than the Hawker 800XP. That direct climb capability, combined with the airplane’s improved fuel efficiency, translates into true transcontinental range and faster block times.

An optional 800XPR avionics upgrade is planned to feature large format displays, integrated with the Hawker 800XP’s autopilot and designed to be compatible with future technology breakthroughs and regulatory mandates. Benefits will include improved situational awareness, greater reliability and reduced weight. Interior refurbishment options will be offered to update passenger cabins with new materials, cabinetry and styling, while a new floor plan configuration is being considered to maximize comfort, baggage capacity and passenger ergonomics.

To schedule an 800XPR package installation or for more information, contact Michael Thomas at 720.281.2000.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase re-sale value. GCS is comprised of four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/ warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications administration).

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.

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