Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has received FAA approval and supplemental type certification of the Hawker 800XPR powered by the Honeywell TFE731-50R engines.
The upgrade package, available exclusively through factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) facilities, offers performance and capability improvements by replacing the aircraft’s original engines with new technology TFE731-50R powerplants and improved aerodynamics with genuine Hawker winglets, according to company officials. The first customer delivery is scheduled to occur in early September.
Capable of producing 5,000 pounds of thrust but flat rated to 4,660 pounds, the Hawker 800XPR’s new TFE731-50R engines create an interstage turbine temperature margin that translates into improved performance and durability, company officials said. Through the incorporation of 70 design and material improvements, the TFE731-50R delivers a 7% reduction in fuel consumption while increasing maintenance intervals. The result is a 32% 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 new engines also deliver a number of green advantages, such as lower noise levels and reduced carbon emissions, according to company officials.
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