Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) has initiated design engineering on its $2.24 million high performance upgrade, known as the Hawker 400XPR package, for Hawker 400XP/Beechjet 400A aircraft.
“Based on strong customer interest, we are speeding up the pace of the 400XPR development,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “Our design and engineering team is already modeling and evaluating winglet shapes and other aerodynamic improvements, along with preliminary powerplant considerations. The market is ready for a factory designed and supported performance enhancement of this proven light jet.”
The Hawker 400XPR, which is expected to receive certification in 2012, offers improved range and airfield performance, while reducing noise footprint and emissions by replacing the existing Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 engines with new, more fuel-efficient Williams International FJ44-4A-32 dual FADEC high-bypass turbofans, company officials said. The upgrade also features the addition of Hawker composite winglets and an optional modernized flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.
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