Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has launched its factory-completed Hawker 400XPR and Hawker 800XPR program. GCS will assist customers in locating and purchasing airframes for installation of applicable XPR program updates and any other customer-specific options. This enables customers who do not currently own a Hawker 400 or Hawker 800 aircraft to acquire a completed XPR aircraft with full-factory warranty and support, according to company officials.
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. The Hawker 400XPR is the only Hawker/Beechjet 400A factory-designed, engineered and supported upgrade of this kind, officials note.
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 significantly improved performance and durability, according to company officials. 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%t 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, company officials said. 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.
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