First flight for Hawker 400XPR engine test article

The successful first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article was made May 7. This was the first flight of an upgraded aircraft with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines.

The Hawker 400XPR upgrade combines the increased power of the Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines with the aerodynamics of genuine Hawker Winglets, company officials said. Also available are optional Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and a number of system enhancements that improve performance, operating cost and resale value, company officials add. The company anticipates certification in September.

“The first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article is a major milestone and significant achievement for our design and production teams,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support. “We continue to see great demand for this upgrade in the market and look forward to certification and deliveries commencing later in the year.”

Hawker Beechcraft offers customized XPR upgrade packages for existing Hawker/Beechjet 400 owners as well as XPR Factory Completed Aircraft for those who do not currently own an aircraft.

For more information: HawkerBeechcraft.com

 

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