Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is using this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) to officially open its Hawker 400XPR order book and begin accepting letters of intent for its factory-direct aircraft upgrade program.
Hawker 400XPR development is progressing and certifications of its Pro Line 21 avionics, Hawker winglets and FJ44-4A-32 engines are currently anticipated in July 2011, December 2011 and June 2012 respectively, according to company officials. The company announced in April the addition of a second test aircraft to the program, which will be used primarily to pursue the development and certification of various avionics upgrade options.
The Hawker 400XPR offers greatly improved range and airfield performance, while reducing noise footprint and emissions by replacing the existing 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 winglets and an optional modernized flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.
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